Consumer rights body demands President to reshuffle cabinet

Almost a month ago President Lazarus Chakwera told the nation he was to reshuffle his cabinet to rope-in individuals that would deliver his development agenda.

To date, there is no action on his word and socio rights advocates are now asking President Chakwera to be a leader of his words and reshuffle the cabinet.

With this, a leading consumersโ€™ rights watchdog Consumers Association of Malawi Cama, ย has come-out to ask the President to act on his word.

Kapito: We need action.

In a statement, Kapito said a promise for a Cabinet Reshuffle has been one of the many frequently made promises by the President since he came into power and that it created a lot of expectations from people.

โ€˜โ€™Malawians are currently going through serious economic and social challenges and therefore there is hope that the promise by the State President to reshuffle his Cabinet was influenced by the desire to appoint a better and capable team of Ministers to serve Malawians better. The State President needs the support of an effective, capable and professional Cabinet that can transform his vision and deliver his Hi-5 Agenda to Malawians which unfortunately the current Cabinet has failed as can be evidenced by the current poor quality of service delivery from various Government departments, โ€˜โ€™ says Kapito.

He has since appealed to Chakwera to seriously consider appointing well matured experienced and capable Malawians for the following key Ministries and Government institutions such as Minister of Finance, Tourism, Education, Health, Local Government and Governor of the Reserve Bank.

โ€˜โ€™The current leadership in these Ministries and institution is the weakest link in your efforts to improve the lives of poor Malawians. These are key Ministries that can drive your vision and deliver your Hi-5 Agenda unfortunately over time these key Ministries and institutions are struggling and suffering from poor leadership despite their importance to the development of Malawians,โ€™โ€™ he says.

There has not been any immediate response from government on the calls.


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