Malawians have been urged not to go about life by chance, but strategically plan ahead of situations if the country is to register meaningful and sustainable development.
This was said by Rangford Chokotho, the African Entreprise Malawi Board Chairperson during the graduation ceremony for Practical Strategic Project Management graduands held at Platinum Hotel in Lilongwe.
According to Chokotho, most challenges being faced by Malawi are because there is lack of strategic planning and management in the country.
“Malawi is faced with challenges such as hunger, lack of meaningful employment and many others exist because we lack proper planning” he said.
He further advised the graduates to be ready to help bring positive change to the country following the skills they have attained.
“The strategic planning skills you have acquired should be fully utilised, in order to achieve change and better results expected of us upon in our different organisations. We should be agents of sustainable transformation out there,” Chokotho added.
Speaking on behalf of the graduates, Maureen Nseula Chirwa who is a nurse by profession, hailed African Entreprises for the 4 weeks Strategic Project Management training as it has helped her to learn how to resolve problems with urgency.
“The course has helped me start making informed decisions with ease, and as a public servant, I have now acquired critical thinking skills which are making me to be a better nurse,” she commended.
Chirwa’s remarks were echoed by Bishop Stanford Kapanda, Deputy General Secretary of the Living Waters Church International, who said his participation to the course has improved the way he runs his church and has now started implementing strategic planning skills in his approach to church management.
African Enterprise Malawi Chief Executive Officer Dr. Cornelius Huwa revealed that the Strategic Project Management Training was designed to cut across religion, business, work and personal lives to provide valuable insights to decision making.
“As a Christian organisation, we encourage people to be a solution to problems. The interesting part is that our graduated are testifying how the program has helped to transform their thinking and approach to project management, personal management and business planning” explained Huwa.
African Entreprise Malawi, formerly African Evangelistic Enterprise has been working in Malawi for 30 years and aims to enrich church leaders, managers, community leaders and developmental partners with cutting edge and tried principles for growth, resilience and impact for Malawi and the region through Management, Leadership and Training Centre.