The Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) has disagreed with President Lazarus Chakwera’s reason for dissolving Cabinet being demonstration of his resolve to confront all forms of lawlessness by public officials but rather the President himself.
According to a statement released by the party and signed by it’s Spokesperson Hon. S Namalomba MP dated January 24th 2022, President Chakwera has failed to provide decisive leadership in making critical decisions at a time it matters most.
“He has failed to lead cabinet and provide policy and economic direction of this country,” the statement reads.
The statement said that any cabinet will fail because it is led by a president who is a failure and highlighted that President Chakwera should have fired himself along with his cabinet.
“It is a mockery to Malawians to fire his entire cabinet and exclude himself, be as it may, the decision to dissolve cabinet has been long overdue,” It further explained.
According to the statement, Malawians will recall that against his own words, President Chakwera failed to evaluate and reconfigure his cabinet 6 months of forming government.
The DPP has therefore urged President Chakwera to begin demonstrating decisive and authentic leadership by making right decisions at the right time as the dissolved cabinet had more spectators and less of doers.
Further to that, the DPP has asked the President to reduce the size of his entire cabinet from 31 to below 20 including the President and his vice and that certain ministries such as Civic Education and Information, Trade and Industry could be merged.
In addition to that, the DPP has appealed to President Chakwera to trim the number of his presidential advisors to around 5 and desist from appointing people from one district, region of faith group.
“To make the war against corruption and lawlessness a reality for all Malawians, the DPP would like to appeal to President Chakwera to make decisive undertaking to reform the civil service,” It attributed.
Finally, the party through the statement said, President Chakwera must make public recommendations contained in the Public Service Reforms report and provide an assurance of his government resolve to implement the reforms.