In a bid to track and appreciate progress made in the implementation of reforms in various institutions, the Public Sector Reforms Management Unit in the Office of the President and Cabinet (OPC) will from Monday to Friday next week hold Sectorial Specific Conferences on Public Sector Reforms.
According to a press statement issued on Saturday signed by Public Sector Reforms Management Chief Director Seodi White, the conference – which will take place in Lilongwe – will also act as a platform to share best practices for transforming Public Sector Institutions by highlighting successful best practices in Malawi, Africa and globally.
“It has emerged that there is need to hold Sectorial Specific Conferences to share experiences and to promote coordination and engagement among related sector institutions on the implementation of reforms,” said the statement.
The conference is also expected to help coming up with recommendations to address challenges encountered during implementation process and guide future interventions of the Public Sector Reforms in institutions
“The Sectorial Conferences will cover the sectors of education and skills development, health and population, natural resources and energy, transport and infrastructure, industry, trade and tourism, financial, social and cultural, information, communication and technology,” the statement said.
This is the first phase of the Sectorial Conferences and it targets delegates from relevant ministries and the fifty three parastatal organizations that are undertaking reforms in their institutions.
Principal Secretaries for ministries, heads of institutions and their management teams, institutional reform champions, coordinators and agents are expected to attend the conferences, according to the statement.
President Prof. Arthur Peter Mutharika approved reforms to be undertaken in seventeen ministries, fifty-three parastatal organizations and all the three-five city, town, municipal and district councils.
In addition to commit towards the reforms, the President has also signed Organizational Performance Agreements with ministers from 15 ministries.