Chief director of performance enforcement in the Office of the President and Cabinet, Dickson Chunga, has described the week-long Rapid Results Initiative (RRI) training as one step towards the fulfilment of the public sector reforms initiative.
About 250 key decision-makers and controlling officers at the highest level in the public and private sectors yesterday convened at Bingu International Convention Centre in Lilongwe to learn from their counterparts in the African region on handling RRI to achieve changes which can trigger the country’s transformation.
Participants from Malawi, Zimbabwe, Nigeria and Kenya are sharing notes on how they will empower national stakeholders to enhance their capacity to be change agents with the help of the African Development Bank (AfDB).
“We know that we have a lot of challenges in the Immigration, Directorate of Road Traffic and Safety Srvices and Malawi Police Service just to mention a few. If we enforce change in these institutions, then our goal to achieve public sector reforms will be achieved,” Chunga said.
AfDB resident representative Andrew Mwaba said his organisation supported the initiative to assist government have an efficient workforce that will trigger development.
“This training is important to the public on the ongoing reforms within the civil service. As a bank, we would like to see governments adopting workable practices and RRI is one of them. We can measure its efficiency just after 100 days,” he said. n