Industry minister Kachale justifies visit to bakery

Industry minister Roy Kachale has taken up on Facebook to justify his recent visit to a bakery in Blantyre, saying major industries started out as Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs)  before developing into major industries.

Minister Roy Kachale kick-starts his familiarisation tours
Minister Roy Kachale on familiarisation tours

Kachale has received stinging criticism on social media platforms for using tax payer money to visit family businesses during his familiarization tour.

The minister said his ministry has a fully-fledged directorate of SMEs and Cooperatives, saying this is why he visited Tehila bakery in Blantyre.

“The reason we wanted to have a chat with the owner is that we find that her model of doing business has the potential to save forex considering that all the wheat flour that we use is imported and also to see how she is able to manage 1000 or so farmers that she has maintained as her suppliers of sweet potatoes,” he says.

He also says he visited Illovo company in order to find out how the ministry could come in as mediators on the matter between the company and the Sugar Growers Association of Malawi which he said if left unattended to has potential to disturb the sugar industry in the country.

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NTCHANA
NTCHANA
10 months ago

So you will be defending each and everything posted on media? you will spend the entire time defending useless things instead of working, Malawians we find fault at almost everything, just do what you feel like is right, and reduce Facebook, it will distract you..

phade
phade
10 months ago

Chakwera, 5 months mwaikai mwaapengesa nayo ma minister anu. akungokhala ngati zilengwalengwa. they are trying to save their jobs and have taken over management jobs. kumapeto kwake aoneka anthu opanda ntchito. onse aoneka anthu opanda mzeru

Shimvula
Shimvula
10 months ago

Shabeen or bar owner always a bar owner no nzeru. Kachale has his hands in his pocket.

Luchenza fan
Luchenza fan
10 months ago

Given that most of the ministers are holding this position for the first time, I would think the president could have organized an orientation workshop for ministers. What I have seen, these new ministers believe their key job description is to visit places. Being a new government, these ministers should also spend time to receive reports from various departments before they even start looking for allowances visiting bakeries. These guys should have performance contracts the way things happen in Rwanda, otherwise, nothing will be achieved with this crop of ministers. WE are starting a new problem> get a good consultant… Read more »

Wikleaks
Wikleaks
10 months ago

Seems the dude has no job discription. He has seen his friend all out visiting and just wants to do the same. He was seen visiting market stalls down acast> this is just a liability

Timve Ziti
Timve Ziti
10 months ago

Every business is important. A bakery to creates employment and many benefit from it.

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