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IMF drills Malawi on project prioritisation

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The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Monday started drilling officials from the Ministry of Economic Planning and Development as well as staff from the National Planning Commission (NPC) on project prioritisation.

The training is aimed at ensuring that government achieves value for money in the development projects it implements.

The five day training is being delivered via virtual conference.

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Director of Development in the Ministry of Economic Planning and Development, Emma Mabvumbe said resources for development projects are limited as compared to money spent on recurrent expenditures, therefore the need for authorities to achieve value for money in the projects.

Mabvumbe said it is crucial to see that in every project that government has committed its resources; the projects are handled with speed to ensure that they start benefitting Malawians.

She observed that it is important for the people working in various ministries and government departments to appreciate the importance of various development projects that government undertakes.

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Mabvumbe said the team that is undergoing the training will go to various ministries and departments to impart the knowledge on other civil servants.

Director of Knowledge and Learning at the National Planning Commission Joseph Nagoli, said the training is critical for Malawi as it has come at a time when the country is developing a successor plan for Vision 2020.

Nagoli said it is important for Malawi to identify projects that would help accelerate the country’s development and would be implemented efficiently.

He the training would help in guiding policy makers on which projects should be prioritised among the various projects outlined.

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