THE Daily Times, Malawi’s oldest daily, carried out an assessment of the late president Bingu wa Mutharika‘s cabinet end of February 2012.
Several ministers from that cabinet have surprisingly been retained by the new president. “Surprisingly” comes in for two main reasons.
Firstly, since the time that the Daily Times carried out its assessment - which was done very well and listed the basis of the scores - nothing, that can be attributed to the people retained has improved.
Secondly, considering that Malawi has 14 million people and 193 parliamentarians, if she had looked hard enough, the new president wouldn’t have failed to find people capable of delivering, more so now when she needs to produce results fast.
As below, going one by one of the retained ministers, we have attempted to find the sense behind their re-appointment. The Daily Times grades were on a scale of 1 to 10 – which we have taken the liberty to adopt, and are explained as below:
· 1-2: Do us a favour, resign
· 3-4: Pull up your socks, please
· 5-6: Ok, but you can do better
· 7-8: You are a star
· 9-10: Excellent. You deserve another term
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