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Vice President sends back MIM bosses

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Vice President, Saulos Chilima, told management of the Malawi Institute of Management (MIM) to go back and prepare a fresh presentation about their operations or if they are not up to the task they resign.

This follows a meeting the Veep had with officials from the Institute Wednesday at Capital Hill as part of the public sector reforms agenda.

Writing on his Facebook page, Chilima indicated that MIM’s presentation was the most uninspiring portrait of an organisation since he resumed working on public sector reforms under the administration of President Lazarus Chakwera.

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“The meeting did not proceed because halfway through the discussion I sent them back to fully prepare and let us know when they are ready. If this is an institution that was established to train top civil servants then as it stands, the institution is not up to the task under its current leadership.

“Clearly, as of now MIM is an organisation that is being run down. It is regressing. I told them I do not have time to waste and they better come again when they are ready and prepared for a discussion meant to perfect an organisation,” Chilima wrote.

He added that from their financial presentation, one can tell that the organisation is on its deathbed.

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“I have been told that the institution has experienced persistent cash flow challenges resulting into lawsuits; and suppliers refusing to offer them goods and services as well as accumulating arrears in taxes and pension contributions.

“I expected the Executive Director to be in control of the situation and explain what has led to the current state of affairs and possible solutions being lined up to turn around the situation. However, it seemed the ED did not have any idea how the institution has found itself in this situation, three years after being at the helm,” Chilima added.

Efforts to speak with MIM Executive Director, Anold Juma, proved fuile as his phone went unanswered.

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