As the first 100 days of my Admistration continue, we have completed three of the five phases of our transition.
The first phase, lasting one week, was from the day Dr. Chilima and I were sworn in to the day I was inaugurated. That phase focussed on 7 things: installing new leadership over State Residences; installing new leadership over the Civil Service; installing new leadership over the House of Parliament; installing new leadership over the Treasury; passing a new transitional budget focussed on food security, tax cuts, and governance; outlining the pillars of the Tonse Philosophy that will be our guide going forward; and engaging our neighbors, development partners, and private sector on how to participate in our transformation agenda.
The second phase of the transition, lasting three weeks, was from the day I was inaugurated to the end of my first week at Kamuzu Palace. That phase also focussed on 7 things: building and deploying a transitional cabinet with clear time.