PAC Advises Chakwera to Trim His Family Cabinet; ‘Walk the Talk Mr President’

This is in order to save as much Government funds – Thawale

The quasi-religious group, the Public Affairs Committee (PAC) has asked President Reverend Lazarus Chakwera to trim his cabinet as a measure of serving tax payers money.

PAC’s Chairperson Monsignor Dr. Patrick Thawale made the call on Thursday during an interference meeting Chakwera at Kamuzu Palace in Lilongwe. He reminded Chakwera that Malawi Congress Party (MCP) promised a lean cabinet prior to elections.

“Your Excellency may wish to be reminded that PAC shared with you 19 issues in 2014 and 2019. You may wish to be reminded that you wrote responses to our office. Cabinet size and composition were some of the crucial issues raised with you at the time.

“This is what MCP stated in responding to Cabinet size ‘MCP has reiterated that it will have a lean Government, between 14 and 20 ministers.

 This is in order to save as much Government funds as possible. Such a government reduces patronage and politics of appeasement’…” Monsignor Thawale reminded Chakwera

President Chakwera’s cabinet also known as ‘ Family Cabinet’ has a total number of 31-members from Malawi Congress Party (MCP) , Vice President Saulos Chilima’s UTM party and Joyce Banda’s People’s Party(PP).

2 Responses to "PAC Advises Chakwera to Trim His Family Cabinet; ‘Walk the Talk Mr President’"

  1. Kampaliro kamoto   August 7, 2020 at 6:11 am

    Malawians are awake and r watching the same way the past regime was being watched. Watchers watch with an eagles eye from all angles therefore don’t expose your chicks to danger.

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  2. Marcus Garvey   August 8, 2020 at 10:49 am

    The impunity in the current regime is very concerning. Governments, I am told, are managed based on set out protocols whose application should not digress from the usual practices if utilisations of the same comes into play. What we are seeing today is total disregard of everything. Fortunately, there are paid organisations whose duty is to provide checks on the running of government businesses but instead they have decided to have their heads buried in sand. With what has already transpired, Chakwera’s administration should have been taken to task before quite a lot goes to waste. All those “Analysts have chosen to ignore the obvious, WHY?”

    When the two partnered I thought it was a good combination but i was wrong. The Vice behaved in a manner like how a loud mouthed tiny dog will continue barking in the onset of danger; the tough one (Bulldog) which is always silent will only come in for the kill. Basically, Chakwera was wrongly given the accolade, that of a bulldog. Chilima seemed to deliver in the previous government because APM was a good thinker whose efforts were ably complemented by the barking tiny dog in Chilima. To day we have a very unpredictable, precarious scenario that indeed requires a quick and decisive fix.

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