The Back Indigenous Business Network, has demanded special consideration in government contracts saying this will help empower Malawians.
Network co-founder Manganaye Kambauwa was speaking in Blantyre over the weekend during training for its members on tendering.
“Government is the biggest client and there is a law that says 60 percent of the tenders should go to Malawians but most people don’t know the details in such kind of policies.
“It’s very important for every indigenous Malawian to attend such kind of training because most people lack knowledge in writing bids,” she said.
Kambauwa further said the network is open for every indigenous business Malawian to join.
“I urge indigenous business people to take advantage of this opportunity because the current government has a will to build Malawians,” she said.
In his remarks, one of the participants Kelvin Chifunda said the training was beneficial as most Malawians don’t know how to bid.
“We have seen most indigenous businesspeople complaining that they don’t know how to write a winning tender. The training will help most small and medium enterprises to win tenders with the government,” he said.