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Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) approved a request submitted under the Technical Cooperation Facility (TCF), by Government of Malawi through Ministry of Industry and Trade to implement a Cluster Initiative Project in Malawi. The request was based on the interest by Malawi Confederation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry to implement a Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise Cluster project. The support from COMESA is supported through the framework of Technical Cooperation Facility with Financing from the European Union (EU) to implement a Cluster Project in Malawi. Malawi Confederation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry therefore received an approval to implement the project to promote value addition in the cotton and textiles sector in Malawi.

The overall objective of the cluster initiative is to enhance competiveness of micro-small- and medium sized enterprises (MSMEs) through sector cluster development in order to promote innovations and competitiveness of the sub sector through establishment of Incubation Centres and facilities for the establishment of the Clusters. This initiative is in line with Government Strategy to develop and promote production and export of value added products as it is being promoted by the National Export Strategy of 2012 being implemented by the Ministry of Industry and Trade.

One of the interventions under the project is to establish and operationalize textile and clothing incubation centre. Support under this intervention includes procurement of equipment for incubation and provision of common access to specialized cotton and textiles machinery by small scale players.

Malawi Confederation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry is therefore seeking for sealed bids from eligible and qualified bidders for the items indicated in the table below. Equipment will be procured with funding from the Secretariat of COMESA, a regional economic bloc of 19 Member States Malawi inclusive. Bidding will be conducted through the Competitive Bidding procedures as specified in the COMESA procurement manual. The successful bidder will deliver the items to MCCCI. Payments for the delivered items shall be made directly to the supplier by the COMESA Secretariat.

Download tender documents from this site.

 

One of the interventions under the project is to establish and operationalize textile and clothing incubation centre. Support under this intervention includes procurement of equipment for incubation and provision of common access to specialized cotton and textiles machinery by small scale players.



SME Expo 2019

Ever wanted to own a Service Station?


Ever wanted to own a Service Station?

Then attend this information session at the SME Expo.

The Malawi Energy Regulatory Authority MERA will hold an Information Session at the SME Expo on Friday 26th April, 2019 at Comesa Hall VIP lounge from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm.

The information session seeks to inform and increase potential investors awareness of the role and mandate with focus on promoting investment in rural service stations.

Public Private Sector Development Forum established

TEVETA, has established a Forum for Dialogue with private sector coordination organisations of MCCCI and ECAM called Public Private Sector Skills Development Forum.

MCCCI signed a Memorandum of Understanding with TEVETA last week. The forum will be a platform for systematic and formal interface, dialogue and consultation through periodic meetings among the private sector.

The forum will provide an interface and bring together a wide range of experts/representatives from the private sector and TEVET institutions to share information on skills development, fill the information gap between private sector, TEVET Authority and other public and private stakeholders.

The outcomes for the forum are to create a regular dialogue between public and private sector and supporting a private sector oriented skills development, working relationships between private public companies. The forum will also see improvements of TPIs and TEVETA and support a more active participation in the organization, arrangement of the TEVET Authority and engagement of the private sector for qualitative vocational training.

 

125th Annual General Meeting of the MCCCI

Today members of the Malawi Confederation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry held an Annual General Meeting in Blantyre, where members were re-assured that the confederation will forever aspire to empower members, as well as inspire transformation of all those it serves for the better and true to its tagline, The Voice of the Private Sector.

In his 2018 report, MCCCI President Prince Kapondamgaga said in the year gone by, MCCCI had almost single handedly prevented a 60 percent major tariff hike by ESCOM to 31.8, which could have escalated electricity tariffs by 33 percent.

He said: “We regard it an illusion when Government pronounces that it is committed to industrial development of this country, whilst industrial companies continue to be heavily penalised for choosing to invest in this country through exaggerated tariff rates that subsidise non-developmental consumers”

Turning to membership, he said MCCCI would like to see a more inclusive membership through the introduction of a new category called Star to cater for the needs of micro and small scale enterprises and cooperatives.

MCCCI introduces SME Expo

In line with promoting small businesses which are the economic drivers in many economies, The Malawi Confederation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry is introducing the SME Expo 2019. The trade event will be held from the 26th to the 28th April 2019 under the theme SME Growth through Business Linkages.

 

The SME Expo is set to attract all – sector local and regional businesses, including SMEs, Corporates, financial service providers, business advisory service providers, business information providers, academic institutions and other institutions provide business development services.

 

The event intends to bring a diverse spectrum of businesses as it brings solutions to the numerous challenges that SMEs face. The solutions are meant to bring about transformation of the #SMEbusinesses, hence “enhancing Growth”.

MCCCI thus calls the entire business community to take part in this first ever SME Expo. For more details, please contact, Linda Pete on 0999 361 132 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 

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