Improved governance in the past six months - Kampondeni

Government says it has made gains in the administration governance issues in the country for the past six months.

Executive Assistant to the President and Director of Communications, Sean Kampondeni disclosed this Tuesday during the quarterly State House Brief held at Kamuzu Palace in Lilongwe.

He said there are now steps that have been taken to ensure that public institutions like Malawi Human Rights Commission (MHRC), Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) and Office of the Ombudsman are well supported to manage their affairs well.

Kampondeni noted that the government had made sure that the public institutions are well funded for them to execute their work efficiently and effectively.

“If you look at this year’s 1 budget, you will note that these public institutions’ budgetary allocations have been increased for the better. Although only a few of them still appealing for an increase allocation,” he added. 

The Executive Assistant pointed out that government would provide the necessary support to the public institutions to ensure that issues of governance in the country are given a priority.

Kampondeni added that so far 220 public appointments have been made by the government since 2020 and those that have been appointed are keen to deliver their services to the country.

He said those that have failed to deliver have been removed from the public service and the dissolving of Malawi Energy Regulatory Authority (MERA) Board was one key example of ensuring that the delivery of public service was effective.

Presidential Delivery Unit (PDU) Chair, Ms. Colleen Zamba (r) outlines some of the achievements in the first quarter of the year Pic. by Kondwani Magombo _ Mana
Presidential Delivery Unit (PDU) Chair, Ms. Colleen Zamba (r) outlines some of the achievements in the first quarter of the year Pic. by Kondwani Magombo _ Mana

Executive Assistance stated that the President had some engagements with several stakeholders on issues affecting the country and they managed to come out with solutions for the betterment of the country.

“The President had an audience with Public Affairs (PAC), Episcopal Conference of Malawi (ECM), and other religious organizations in the country where they brainstormed on the issues affecting Malawians in general. The outcome of those meetings have been so helpful to the nation,” Kampondeni said.

Head of Presidential Delivery Unit and Chief Advisor to the President of Sustainable Development Goals (SGDs), Colleen Zamba said the Unit which was launched in October 2021 was committed to ensuring that all priority projects are delivered in time.

She said key projects under implementation are in the sector of agriculture, education, and trade just to mention a few.