By Greshum chikoti

This morning in Mzuzu I met with the Private Sector; and Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) based in the northern region discussing the government’s reform agenda and the role they can play to contribute meaningfully to national development.

The reforms that we are undertaking are aimed at transforming the Public Sector so that it can respond effectively to the needs of the Private Sector. The core objective is to create synergy between the Public Sector and the Private Sector.

In our discussion today, we have agreed to work together to turn Mzuzu and the northern region into a serious business hub with massive opportunities in the hospitality industry, aviation, real estate and the mining sector.

I have heard from the Private Sector and the SMEs on issues of taxes and incentives for investment, interest rates spread, promotion of technology and innovation, review of employment laws, promotion of indigenous businesses, infrastructure development among others

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