IPMM counts on HR Bill for sanity


A new law which will help govern the Human Resource (HR) profession and improve its effectiveness is being crafted.

This is according to Institute of People Management Malawi (IPMM) President Godwin Ng’oma.

He said in an interview on Wednesday that the proposed law intends to closed regulatory gaps in the HR profession.


He said the bill will help in dealing with misconduct in the HR profession and help the profession’s growth.

According to Ng’oma, the bill would be taken to Parlimanent for deliberation after thorough scrutiny by the cabinet.

“Once it becomes law, each and every institution will have human resource department which will be handled by people who really know what the profession is about because we have some people in the department who are not professionals,” he said.


He added that the law will empower the institute to manage and regulate the profession.

At its recent strategic meeting, IPMM members discussed plans to develop the profession.

“We are reviewing our priorities and, apart from the bill, we are looking at our sustainability and also how we can advance the right conduct for members of the profession,” Ng’oma said.

IPMM is a membership body of human resource practitioners and people management fraternity which was established in 1984.

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