Chilima engages captains of industry: Visits Malawi Bureau of Standards for  game changer reform

Vice President Saulos Chilima, who is also Minister of Economic Planning, Development and Public Sector Reforms had a busy schedule in Blantyre on Friday engaging in a “candid discussion” with the private sector before visiting Malawi Bureau of Standards to check progress on some of the game changer reforms being implemented.

Chilima said the discussion was candid
Chilima having discussions with captain of the industry
Business persons voiced out a number of concerns
Chilima having discussions with captain of the industry
Sir, here is what the game changer One Stop Quality Assurance centre will look like
Let us take you where the labs will be
You launched works here in 2017, comment on the delays
Chilima went straight to Malawi Bureau of Standards
Chilima appreciate the progress on the Standardization Quality Assurance and Metrology (SQAM) project

Starting the day at 9:15 after going through strict coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic measures that included checking his temperature and washing hands, the functional vice-president went straight to the meeting which started 15 minutes late because the number of participants tripled and the room had to be extended.

Chilima said he engaged the private sector to solicit views and discuss with them their role in building a new Malawi under the leadership of President Lazarus Chakwera.

“As engine of economic growth, the private sector has a huge role to play in national development through job creation, provision of critical goods and services and paying taxes that finance investment and government operations,” wrote Chilima.

Chilima said the discussion was candid and that the captains of the industry  voiced out a number of concerns from the private sector  partially mentioning rigidity and work ethic.

“The captains of the industry opened up and brought on the table issues that they want improved in the public sector to ignite passion from the private sector players. We will be taking on board some of the suggestions to ensure that both the Public Sector and the Private Sector pull in one direction,” said Chilima, a marketor.

About 50 private sector leaders were  invited but Nyasa Times reporters said over a 100 turned up, putting the hotel into panic before deciding to extend the room.

Almost every private sector player was present from construction to those in the banking sector including Small Scale Business led by their association leaders.

Displaying his workaholic tendency, from the meeting Chilima went straight to Malawi Bureau of Standards (MBS) offices to appreciate the progress on the Standardization Quality Assurance and Metrology (SQAM) project which, ironically he presided the start of its construction in 2017 when he Vice President under Peter Mutharika.

“Much as construction progress has stalled but I have been assured that in the next 10 months – the One Stop Centre that among others will see Malawi’s products being accepted on the international market without retesting – will have been completed. Our export products will also be tested locally once construction is completed,” further said Chilima.

The One Stop Centre is expected to help government save resources that it uses to send products and goods elsewhere for testing.

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Nyusesi
7 months ago

Baby chilima just wants more and more of allowances that’s why he is always on the road. He doesn’t even care about the number of people he is killing with his convoy. Look he can gladly assemble more than 100 CEOs but he is stopping meetings in all our ministries unless they are Covid meetings really? What kind of selfishness is this iwe chilima? Kodi Malawi yonseyi ntchito uzigwira wekha? Leave the decision to hold meetings in the hands of PSs basi because they are the ones who know the importance of every meeting. Fotseki Arafat Hamdan!!!!

Opportunist
Opportunist
7 months ago

Bravo leadership

Malawi First
Malawi First
7 months ago

ma man on the road. Hard working as usual. Time to drain the swamp. The next President

ERUTU
ERUTU
7 months ago

Make Malawi Great Again 💪🏾🇲🇼🔬🧪⚙️

Malawi belong to the citizens

Make malawi great keep working hard our leaders,we love the way you have started leading the country towards a better Malawi.

444444No
444444No
7 months ago

Ku Malawi Bureau kuli zibwana heavy,kukufunika kukonzedwe kumeneku

Chakwera
Chakwera
7 months ago

Tikudziwa bwana kuyenda konseko mukuzitolela,nkhani ya ma allowance

Tchana 1
Tchana 1
7 months ago
Reply to  Chakwera

Cadet sorry zako izo …..uona kut utani

Malawi
7 months ago

Koma indians need to be sent back to india. So corrupt and have no mercy for this country. They should go and leave black people to run the economy. There are evil . Corruption in their blood. . Give business to locals.

New Dawn
New Dawn
7 months ago
Reply to  Malawi

Not all mwenyes are crooks stop being racist

Kanjedza
Kanjedza
7 months ago
Reply to  New Dawn

50+1 are

Timve Ziti
Timve Ziti
7 months ago
Reply to  Malawi

Your last sentence explains a lot. “Give businesses to the locals ” really? Give?
What happened to hard work.? And what about the saying “no pain no gain”?
No mwenye holds any position in government or parastatals. It’s us corrupt Malawians that facilitate all the corruption. We make them rich.
On the other hand when the Mwenyes came long ago they came poor and may be with just a suitcase and yet they made It in our country.
The same country that we fail in. Why not question ourselves.
Could the main reason be this “give” attitude.

Mark
Mark
7 months ago
Reply to  Malawi

You look suffering from and haunted by exonophobic problems, feel sorry for yourself!

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