Vice-President Saulos Chilima has challenged the Institute of People Management Malawi (IPMM) to embrace government’s public sector reforms to boost productivity.
Chilima was speaking on Friday at Sunbird Nkopola Lodge in Mangochi when he opened a three-day annual conference for IPMM.
“My advice to IPMM is: adopt a business unusual approach by changing the mindset of workers from being followers to doers of development,” he said.
The Vice-President said human resource is one single biggest competitive advantage that an organisation, let alone government, can have to attain growth.
To this effect, Chilima said the public reforms programme journey has maintained its momentum, like a train that has left the station and no one would stop it except picking willing passengers along the way.
President of IPMM, Chrispin Chikwama, said the institute was born as a professional body whose major objective is to promote human resource management practices in the country.
“As most of us gathered here would know, the institute was appointed by government to be a member of the African Association of Public Administration and Management Malawi Chapter,” he added.
The IPMM president said the institute follows with keen interest government’s initiatives in the overall management of human capital in the country.
He told the Vice-President that IPMM supports the Public Service Reforms Programme because the initiative aims at ensuring efficiency. n