If you have just landed from Mars you might not be familiar with the antics of twice elected Vice President Saulos Chilima, half of the Tonse Alliance who fancies himself as a co-president, even though his role has been relegated to berating unfortunate public officials who run organizations under his purview.
The latest to encounter such public thrashing were the Malawi Institute of Management (MIM) officials, who Chilima berated as being un-prepared and not worthy gracing his presence.
In brief statement made available to The Maravi Post, Chilima observes that MIM’s presentation was the most uninspiring portrait of an organization since he resumed working on public sector reforms.
In response Cedrick Ngalande who supporters see as a potential leader in the DPP writes:
When I first read the tweet by Saulos Klaus Chilima (and retweeted by MG account), I really thought it was fake. The tweet is a total display of failed leadership by Vice President Saulos Chilima. It was unnecessary. Public berating of junior officials has, time and again, been shown to be ineffective and counterproductive.
The tweet, which was a long uncoordinated rant, did not even clearly specify why the organization in question deserved to be singled out for such a public scorning. No real specifics were given. Assuming politics is not involved here, one has to question Saulos Chilima’s judgement and mental capability to hold the office he does.
And if the Executive Director for MIM is as bad as s/he was portrayed to be in the tweet, whose ultimate responsibility is that? Why is s/he still there?