BLANTYRE--Outspoken rights activist John Kapito has a 10-point plan on how Malawi can recover from economic ruin.
In the plan, quoted by the Daily Times, Kapito, who has labelled the Joyce Banda adminnstration as having no vision and policy on how to tackle Malawi's economic problems, says the government should do the following:
--reduce local and international travel
--trim size of entourages on such travels
--trim size of convoy by 50 percent
--sell all ministerial cars
--ministers should travel economy class
--sell some state residences
--reduce number of ministers by half
-abolish support staff to ministers, such as personal assistants.
Kapito said under the economic recovery plan, there were no clear guidelines and specific measures on what was being proposed would be monitored.
The Banda administration, which only announced cuts to the president's and vice presidents salaries by 30 percent, has been under pressure to cut back spending which is always a thorny issue in poor Malawi where politicians and the presidency live lavishly.
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