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Shame! Malawi VP Chilima sends back unprepared MIM officials

Malawi VP Chilima sends back unprepared MIM officials

LILONGWE-(MaraviPost)-In a dramatic event on going public sector reforms process which Malawi Vice President Saulos Chilima is advancing, Malawi Institute of Management (MIM) officials were on Wednesday, September 9, 2020 shamelessly sent back for being not prepared well during the meeting.

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.

The VP added that it is regressing to tell the institution’s officials that he had no time to waste and they better come again when they are ready and prepared for a discussion meant to perfect an organization.

“I started the afternoon sessions with an engagement with the management team of the Malawi Institute of Management (MIM) to appreciate the strides they are making in the implementation of public sectors reforms aimed at making their institution efficient and effective. However, the meeting did not proceed because halfway through the discussion I sent them back to fully prepare and let us know when they are ready.

“Suffice to say that MIM’s presentation was the most uninspiring portrait of an organization since I resumed working on public sector reforms under the administration of His Excellency Dr. Lazarus Chakwera, President of the Republic,” says Chilima.

He added, “If this is an institution that was established to train top civil servants then as it stands, the institution is not up to the task under its current leadership.

“Clearly, as of now MIM is an organization that is being run down. It is regressing. I told them I do not have time to waste and they better come again when they are ready and prepared for a discussion meant to perfect an organization”.

Chilima observes that from their financial presentation, one could tell that the organization is on its deathbed.

“I have been told that the institution has experienced persistent cash flow challenges resulting into lawsuits; and suppliers refusing to offer them goods and services as well as accumulating arrears in taxes and pension contributions.

“With this obtaining, I expected the Executive Director to be in control of the situation and explain what has led to the current state of affairs and possible solutions being lined up to turn around the situation.

He concluded, “However, it seemed the ED did not have any idea how the institution has found itself in this situation, three years after being at the helm.

“The presentation had no direction and it was difficult to offer input. I therefore asked them to leave and prepare or if they are not up to the task, resign and go home”.

Chilima who is also UTM leader has been championing public sectors reform for effective delivery of service.

Lloyd M’bwana
Lloyd M’bwana
I'm a Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resource (LUANAR)'s Environmental Science graduate (Malawi) and UK's ICM Journalism and Media studies scholar. Also University of Malawi (UNIMA) Library Science Scholar. I have been The Malawi Country Manager and duty editor for the Maravi Post since 2019. My duty editor’s job is to ensure that the news is covered properly, that it is delivered on time, and that it is created to the standards set out in the editorial guidelines of the Maravi Post.


  1. I remember when I was in Primary school and my dad was working in government, whenever there was need for government departments to follow a certain pattern of working in order to standardise delivery, the Principal Secretary could originate a Government Circular explaining exactly what was required, giving a deadline, benchmark etc. It is a surprise in modern times when actually transmission of information is easy and fast, governments should choose to physically visit each department in order to instil directives and fiscal discipline. I am sure all that can also be explained and acquired in a written form then dispatched to the vice presidents office for his recommendations after his perusal other than spending the already scarce resources ie money, time, personnel, equipment (vehs), venues etc. Why not utilise Video Conferencing to minimise costs? This tendency needs a rethink.

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