The Employers’ Consultative Association of Malawi (ECAM) Launched the ECAM Business Agenda on. ECAM developed a Business Agenda for 2021 and beyond whose focus is on building back better after the COVID-19 pandemic. The Deputy Minister of Labor, Honorable Vera Kamtukule was the Guest of Honor who quoted “There Is no machine that was created that can surpass the human mind as long as we are alive, the mind Is great”.
The Launch took place on Thursday, 20th May 2021 from 10:00AM to 11:30AM at Umodzi Park Hotels, Lilongwe.
The Board of Trustees which is composed of company CEOs led the event on behalf of ECAM. Present at the event were other partners including other trade associations, development partners, the Malawi Congress of Trade Unions and the Media.
Focus in the agenda is on measures that will have an impact in the medium and short terms. In her remarks the guest of honor recommended ECAMA for the agenda that feeds into the long-term government strategies while avoiding the trap of short term-unsustainability. The proposals are building blocks. Starting points for the agenda are decent jobs creation; the central role of SMEs in the economy in general and job creation in particular, the proven effect on economic growth, tax increase and job creation with the ease of doing business.