Malawi President Dr Lazarus Chakwera says his Government is ready to clear out the rubble left by the former ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP).
Chakwera made the remarks during the official opening of the orientation workshop for Cabinet Ministers and Deputy Ministers at Bingu International Convention Centre (BICC) in Malawi’s Capital, Lilongwe.
Chakwera says his Cabinet has now been in office for 45 days, which he believes is sufficient time for them to familiarize themselves with the scope and content of their portfolios.
“We are still in the early days of my Administration, and these Cabinet members have already discovered that there is more
rubble to clear out of the system than they anticipated before we can fully set in place a new system that delivers our promise of
transformation to Malawians,”
“Even so. Malawians across the country are right and have a nght to have great expectations of
this Administration for together we represent a fresh chance to build new Malawi,” he says.
Chakwera asked the ministers to start turning promises into actions.
“For us to deliver on this transmotive governance agenda , we must begin to match the promises we made with action and ensure that everyone is involved,”
“As Members of the Cabinet, you have accepted this responsibility and have no choice but to execute it with excellence and humility. With the tools you will receive during this training, you will have the wherewithal to live up to the particular expertise, political
experience, and public expectations that first inspired my decision to appoint you as I did, Dr Chakwera says.
The Malawi President says he is delighted that the Workshop has been organized to prepare the Ministers for the mammoth task that lies ahead.
“In the next two days, under the chairmanship of His Honour the Vice President, you will be equipped with knowledge on Government systems, processes, and procedures. The topics and facilitators have been carefully chosen to ensure that you get the required knowledge and information for you to discharge your respective responsibilities in accordance with the law,”
“As you go through this workshop, remember that you have been entrusted to embody the five pillars of my Hi-5 Agenda: Servant Leadership, Uniting Malawians, Prospering Together, Ending Corruption, and the Rule of Law. Towards that end, you have my full support and confidence, as well as the full support and confidence of Malawians, if you can keep it,” he says.
The two day orientation workshop will be chaired by Vice President Dr Saulos Klaus Chilima who is also the Minister Responsible for Economic Planning and Development and Public Sector Reforms.