Question NW2782 to the Minister of Public Service and Administration

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13 September 2023 - NW2782

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Gondwe, Dr M to ask the Minister of Public Service and Administration

With reference to the ongoing investigation by the Public Service Commission into the qualifications of approximately 2 000 senior managers, what action will her department take against senior managers without the requisite qualifications for the positions that they currently occupy?


The Public Service Commission (PSC) is currently investigating the qualifications of senior managers, the findings and recommendations of which have yet to be officially reported. As such, it would be both early and premature to speculate on potential sanctions against senior managers lacking the requisite qualifications for their current roles. Once the investigation is complete, the findings will dictate the appropriate sanctions. Notably, some senior managers have been serving in their current positions well before the issuance of the 2017 Directive on minimum entry requirements. Their long-term experience could potentially demonstrate the acquisition of sufficient knowledge and skills necessary for their roles.


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