Homeland Security Minister Hon. Richard Chimwendo Banda has been voted by Akometsi.com’s fans as Minister of the Month, an initiative by Akometsi to track ministers performance based on their activities on monthly basis.
This month, the following ministers were nomited:
- Roy Kachale – Minister of Industry
- Eisenhower Mkaka – Minister of Foreiin Affairs
- Richard Chimwendo – Minister of Homeland Security
- Gospel Kazako – Minister of Information
According to votes by Akometsi.com fans in 10 WhatsApp groups made of 250 participants, Richard Chimwendo was voted unanimously with reasons being the numerous arrests on corruption and murder his ministry has allowed and his fearless crackdown on illegal immigrants in the country.
Akometsi.com will continue to monitor, cover and report on Ministers work they are doing to bring people up-to-date on their performances. However, Akometsi.com journalists note that the PR and Communication offices for some ministers are dormant and unreachable, making the good activities done by their ministries not to be covered.
The other challenge has been failure by the ministries’ to invite journalists to some of the events being undertaken or give documented reports thereafter.
In five months, Akometsi will without fear or favour will recommend to President Chakwera ministers to keep and ministers to fire. After all, the President gave this task to public to help him scrutinize performance of cabinet ministers.