President Dr. Lazarus McCarthy Chakwera has urged Malawians to be vigilant towards social and well being threats that might probably compromise the safety of the nation and its sources.
Chakwera talked about the raging cholera outbreak as one of many public well being threats that will disrupt the operations of the federal government.
“Chief among the many threats you will need to all be vigilant towards is the general public well being state of affairs we’re at the moment going through by the unfold of cholera, which has contaminated over 16,000 folks and claimed over 550 lives,” he stated.
The President made the remarks throughout his New 12 months handle delivered on Sunday night.
Chakwera highlighted corruption as one other risk Malawians should guard towards. At this level, Chakwera stated he has completed reviewing the report submitted by the Fee of Inquiry into the irregular arrest of the Director-Normal of the Anti-Corruption Bureau final month.
“I’ll make additional orders to maintain us on the successful aspect of this risk. Equally, I urge you to be vigilant towards the rising instances of human trafficking and unlawful migration, the abuse of agricultural companies just like the Reasonably priced Inputs Programme, and the smuggling of maize to neighbouring international locations,” he stated.
In the meantime, President Chakwera has introduced that he’ll make modifications to his cupboard inside January to attain effectivity and effectiveness in public supply methods.
He stated the anticipated cupboard will probably be leaner and will probably be centered on maximizing the nation’s restricted sources on bettering public service supply, fast-tracking public works tasks below development, and unlocking the sectors of our economic system which have the best potential for inclusive development and shared prosperity, particularly agriculture, tourism, and mining.
“Briefly, what you will notice is a Cupboard centered on supply. It is because I consider that giving our energies and sources a renewed concentrate on supply is critical for us as a nation this 12 months with the intention to maintain and expedite our progress on the trail of financial restoration that we launched into a 12 months in the past,” narrated Chakwera.