Malawi is now member of the Pan-African Productivity Association (Papa), a regional body that seeks to enhance productivity and attaining sustained economic development in member states.
The country has joined the organisation through the Technical Entrepreneurial and Vocational Education and Training Authority (Teveta).
Among other things, the association, headquartered in South Africa, promotes the sharing of ideas and experience on strategies, techniques and practices for productivity enhancement, accelerated economic growth and social development in Africa.
“Teveta was invited to participate in the Japanese Productivity Centre (JPC) Project for the 2018/19 financial year and has seen the benefits of being part of this productivity movement,” the Papa August status report reads.
Teveta Director of Training Programmes, Modesto Gomani, said the institution would be Malawi’s representative in various initiatives.
It will also be representing the country at Papa Annual meetings and other events.
“Our being admitted into Papa membership speaks volumes of our commitment to productivity enhancement programmes in Malawi,” Gomani said.
Malawi is the ninth country to be admitted to Papa. Other members include South Africa, Botswana, Nigeria, Mauritius, Kenya, Zambia, Namibia and Burkina Faso.
Papa was founded through a declaration made by delegates from six African countries at the seventh World Productivity Congress in Malaysia in November 1990.
These countries constituted the first interim committee for Papa.