Following the directive by President Lazarus Chakwera, on 14th February 2021, that Vice President Saulos Chilima must form and lead a special taskforce to comprehensively review the three government systems of allowances, procurement, and employment contracts, a 14-member taskforce to carry out the assignment has been formed.
According to a statement signed by Press officer for the Veep, Pilirani Phiri, the taskforce, to be chaired by Chilima who is also Minister responsible for Economic Planning and Development and Public Sector Reforms, will submit its recommendations to Chakwera within 90 days.
The taskforce will hold its first meeting on Thursday, 25th February 2021 to agree on the procedures including an action plan with clear timelines.
“Thereafter, the task team will ensure that the public is regularly engaged and that the taskforce is held accountable by both His Excellency the President and the people of Malawi.” the statement reads in part.
The taskforce will be supported by a team of technocrats within the civil service from the Office of the President and Cabinet (OPC), the Public Sector Reforms, the Ministry of Justice, and the Ministry of Finance, among others.
The following are members of the taskforce:
1. Associate Professor Ronald Mangani
2. Professor Nyovani Madise
3. Associate Professor Ngeyi Kanyongolo
4. Professor Wiseman Chijere Chirwa
5. Dr. Aubrey Mvula
6. Dr. Henry Chingaipe
7. Mr. Steve Matenje SC
8. Mr. Waki Mushani
9. Mr. John Suzi Banda
10. Rev. Elsie Tembo
11. Ms. Tione Chilambe
12. Mrs. Zunzo Mitole
13. Ms. Nwazi Mnthambala
14. Ms. Jane Kambalame
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