PUBLIC PRIVATE DIALOGUE

Public Private Dialogue.

The major services offered by the Confederation stems from its mandate to lobby and advocate for a conducive business environment. At the core of this service is the ability of the Confederation to lobby at the highest level on critical issues for the sustainable development of business in Malawi, hence the Public Private Dialogue.

The Public Private Dialogue Forum is a platform that is organized quarterly between select senior representative Chief Executives from the private sector and association led by a Private Sector Co-Convener, and Government Ministers and Principal Secretaries as policy-makers, led by the sitting Minister of Industry, Trade and Tourism. The Malawi Confederation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry (MCCCI) and the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Tourism constitute the Secretariat. The objective is to dialogue on policy level issues that require immediate decisions.

Both the private sector and the public sector are expected to derive benefits from this Forum where:

 

The PPD Forum has yielded a number of results and in general

 

 

Through this forum, several business and economic laws have been reviewed and passed by Parliament and a number of policies have also been approved by Government. These laws have enabled some reforms in sectors such as energy sector to open up to independent power producers to start investing in the sector. Others include, ongoing process towards accreditation of Malawi Bureau of Standards through construction of state of art laboratories, review of monetary policy, payment of private sector arrears, and introduction of mandatory pension scheme.