To take stock and help track the progress of projects being implemented by various Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs), the president has launched the Presidential Delivery Unit and the Presidential Delivery Labs.
Among other things, the labs will help identify bottlenecks affecting delivery and suggest possible practical solutions.
Speaking at the launch at Capital Hill in Lilongwe, Dr Chakwera said the delivery labs are a necessary tool to accelerate the government's development agenda.
“The aim of the labs is to enhance coordination between and among all project implementers. However, for this to be achieved, red tapes and bureaucracy must be uprooted.” Said Dr Chakwera.
In his remarks, Vice President Dr Saulos Chilima said over time, project completion rate has been way below public expectation. He challenged the govt machinery to move swiftly and with a sense of purpose.
“Throughout history, we haven't done well on project completion. The completion rate is way below public expectation, we can do better and we will do better,” said Chilima.
In his speech, Chief Secretary to the Government, Zanga-Zanga Chikhosi assured Dr Chakwera that the public service will collaborate with the Presidential Delivery Unit and the labs for effective progress.
Meanwhile, in its inaugural meetings, officials from the PDU will engage officials and controlling officers from various ministries to review the progress they are making in project implementation and together find solutions to emerging challenges.