Ministry of Industry, Trade and Tourism outshines other MDAs

PS for Industry, Trade and Tourism at the Ministry's pavillion after the award presentationGovernment has singled out the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Tourism awarding it the star performer award for meeting its obligations in the Performance Contract it signed in 2015.

As part of the Public Sector Reforms the Malawi government introduced Performance Contracts as one way of instilling financial prudence and quality and efficient delivery of service to the public.

The Performance Contracts were signed by the line ministry Principal Secretary, the Chief Secretary and countersigned by the responsible minister. The agreement was endorsed by the Head of State President Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika at a ceremony at Bingu wa Mutharika International Convention Centre in Lilongwe in February 2015.

During the period under review (2015/2016 Financial Year) the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Tourism undertook to create an enabling and competitive environment for the private sector to increase its investment levels, to expand the international market share of Malawian products and services, to promote and diversification of exports, to increase the contribution of manufacturing value-added products to GDP, and to strengthen and enforce the legal and regulatory environment among other strategic objectives that would develop and strengthen industry, trade and tourism.

The star performer award which has been given to the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Tourism alongside Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs means that the Ministry has been very judicious in the use of its resources and produced results in all its programmes, activities and projects.

The function was presided over by Minister of Finance, Economic Planning and Development Hon. Goodall Gondwe who was Guest of Honour at the ceremony.