Vice-President Chilima in Parliament
By Lily Kampani, MANA
Vice-President Saulos Chilima told Parliament on Tuesday that the public sector reforms are being implemented with renewed vigour by all the stakeholders involved in the process.
Chilima, who is also Minister responsible for Economic Planning and Development, and Public Sector Reforms, availed in Parliament to respond to questions regarding state of the reforms.
“The first quarter review meetings we recently had have revealed that there is commendable progress of the reforms implementation in various degrees of achievement due to capabilities, capacities and commitment” he said.
The Vice-President, however, pointed out the implementation process has faced major constraints which have delayed processes.
He cited the CoVID-19 pandemic which he said has disrupted the normalcy of life leading to reduced service delivery.
“Government shall continue to provide strategic direction for the effective design, implementation and management of the reforms to stimulate and promote sustainable social economic development.”
The Vice-President said the reforms are well linked with the Malawi 2063 agenda, saying they are all being implemented within the framework of the agenda through the National Planning Commission.
He said 23 ministries, 35 councils, two arms of government, nine constitutional bodies and 67 state-owned enterprises are implementing the reforms as agreed and signed for in the reforms performance contracts.