Its Lumumba coming to Malawi to speak back to back with RBM Governor Dalitso Kabambe and others
By Malawi Exclusive
The Institute of Chartered Accountants in Malawi (ICAM) has announced that Prof. PLO Lumumba is coming again to Malawi after the successful trip that he had last year.
ICAM Chief Executive Officer Dr Francis Chinjoka Gondwe Said Lumumba will be delivering his powerful and inspiring lecture at the forthcoming Executive Retreat on 21st February 2020 at the maginificent BICC.
“Yes its true PLO Lumumba will speak on the topic: Africa’s Governance Dilemma: where do we get it wrong?” Said Gondwe.
Lumumba is coming hot on the heels of the wonderful presentation he delivered at the ICAM lakeshore conference in Mangochi on 21 September 2019.
At the lakeshore conference, PLO Lumumba spoke on Harmonising Africa’s resources for Africa’s development: from third world to first world.
“This Executive Retreat is going an extra mile in assessing best governance models that would support the harnessing of Africa’s resources for Africa’s growth. Further beyond, this executive retreat is also taking into stock the implementation of the Africa Agenda 2063 which can hardly be fruitful if governance challenges are not addressed.”
Gondwe said the executive retreat is far much different from the lakeshore conference.
“While the lakeshore conference had a buffet of topics to ensure that all delegates go away with at least knowledge relevant to their work and skills; the executive retreat strictly address one key theme – governance. Even the target market is mostly those people that are in leadership positions or are rising to leadership positions regardless of the sector they are in. At the end of the retreat delegates will be challenged to intrinsically examine their leadership and governance model and weigh them on the pendulum of best practices in corporate governance,”
He said the Executive Retreat is being held with the understanding that Governance has a great impact on progress and social-economic development since Governance is panacea for development.
“When governance fails at any level, strategic direction gets compromised. If it is in the corporate world, a company may get wiped out of business. If governance fails in the public sector, service delivery becomes hampered and growth stagnates as poverty increases its reach. Governance malfunctions can see the entrenching of corruption in both the public and private sector.
The Executive Retreat therefore demystifies the relevance of governance in social-economic development with reference to Malawi in particular and the entire Africa in general. The position of the Executive Retreat is to reinforce the relevance of governance and how best to govern for development and progress.”
According to the CEO there will be other topics being addressed at the executive retreat by renowned professionals and academicians in the country such as the Reserve Bank Governor Dr Dalitso Kabambe who will speak on Economic Governance for Economic Growth: Going beyond rhetoric•
While Chancellor College Professor Blessings Chinsinga will tackle the topic of Political and Economic governance interface.
Other speakers incluse Judge Fiona Mwale who will tackle legal aspect of governance.