Parastatal organizations

All parastatals got their proposed reforms approved and started implementing the reforms in October 2015

  1. Agriculture Sector
  2. Natural Resources Sector
  3. Information, Communications and Technology Sector
  4. Education Sector
  5. Department of Human Resources Management 
  6. Energy Sector
  7. Financial Sector
  8. Health Sector
  9. Industry, Trade and Tourism Sector
  10. Infrastructure Sector
  11. Transport Sector
  12. Social and Cultural Sector
  13. Youths and Sports Sector
  14. Labour, Skills and Employment Sector

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  1. Agriculture Sector
    • Agricultural Development and Marketing Corporation
      ADMARC was established to promote the Malawian economy by increasing the volume and quality of agricultural exports, to develop new foreign markets for the consumption of Malawian agricultural produce and to supporting Malawi’s farmers. ADMARC is implementing the following Reforms: 
      • Operations Improvement
      • Commercial Services Improvement
      • Social Projects
      • Institutional and Organisational Rearrangement
      • Financing and Financial Sustenance
    • National Food Reserve Agency
      The mandate of National Food Reserve Agency (NFRA) is the management and maintenance of strategic grain reserves by holding ready resources in the form of physical grain stocks and funds necessary for use through normal marketing channels to help reduce impact of failure of private sector to respond to market signals and/or make adequate provisions to satisfy national requirements of grain. NFRA is carrying out the following reforms:
      • Benchmarking the Agency’s activities to International Standards - ISO Certification
      • Revenue Growth: Construction of a modern weighbridge for public weighing
      • Rehabilitation of Luchenza and Mzuzu Metal silos
      • Automation of the Kanengo Silos Complex
      • Unlocking Potential to Coordinate Maize Exports
    • Tobacco Commission
      TC_Logo The Tobacco Commission (The Commission), formerly known as Tobacco Control Commission (TCC), is a statutory corporate body formed in 1938 and established by  an Act of Parliament with the mandate to regulate the production and marketing of tobacco in Malawi. The Commission was regulated by repealed acts of Chap 65:02 and Chap65:03 but now regulated by the Tobacco Industry Act of 2019 which became effective in February 2019. TC is implementing the following Reforms:
      • Strengthening Regulatory Framework.
      • Enhancement in tobacco production and marketing integrity.
      • Improvement in stakeholder understanding of the Commission’s Mandate and Roles.
    • Auction Holdings Limited Group

      ahl logo The mandate of Auction Holdings Limited is to hold a balanced portfolio of investments in strategic sectors of the economy with special focus in operations of the country’s tobacco markets, support towards farmer’s productivity and profitable enterprise for creation of value for its stakeholders and shareholders. The Auction Holdings Limited is implementing the following Reforms:

      • Corporate Restructuring through Strategic Equity Divestment in Malawi Leaf Company Limited and AHL Commodities Exchange Limited to Government through ADMARC and other Strategic Equity Partners
      • Financial restructuring of existing debts through consolidation and debt redenomination.
    • Pesticides Control Board

      PCB logo The Pesticides Control Board was established by an Act of Parliament, the Pesticides Act of 2000 CAP 35:03 of the laws of Malawiis as a regulatory body with the mandate to control and manage the importation, exportation, manufacture, distribution, storage, disposal and use of pesticides in Malawi. PCB is implementing the following Reforms:

      • Harmonizing Human Resource Management System
      • Pesticides Quality Control
      • Embracing Information Technology and Innovation
      • Financial Sustainability. 
    • Greenbelt Authority 

      The Greenbelt Authority (GBA) established under the Greenbelt Authority Act No. 23 of 2017. It is mandated to champion large-scale commercial irrigation through efficient use of land and water resources to accelerate socio-economic transformation of the country. Greenbelt operates under three thematic areas: investing in irrigation infrastructure development and rehabilitation, increasing agricultural production and productivity, and promoting agro-processing and access to markets.The Greenbelt Authority is implementing the following Reforms:

      • Increase the area under sustainable irrigation farming
      • Enhancing crop production, productivity, and diversification
      • Investment in value addition, agro-processing and market development
      • Improve in project implementation and coordination
      • Development of a clear Corporate Strategic Path
      • Implementation of Organisational reforms through a Functional Review
      • Improvement in Processes of engaging Partners.
    • Cotton Council of Malawi 

      cotton council logoThe Cotton Council of Malawi is a Statutory Corporation established under the Cotton Act of 2013 with a mandate to regulate, develop and improve the cotton industry in Malawi. The Council is implementing the following Reforms:



      • Improved Seed Technologies for Increasing Cotton Production and Productivity
      • Cotton Market Organization and Development
      • Introduction and regularization of irrigated cotton production
      • Strengthening CCM Institutional Capacity
      • Financial Sustainability.
    • Smallholder Farmers Fertilizer Revolving Fund of Malawi 

      SFFRM logo The Smallholder Farmers Fertilizer Revolving Fund of Malawi was incorporated on 1stApril, 1988 under The Trustees Incorporation Act of 1962 with the key mandate to finance all imports of fertilizer required for use by smallholder farmers in Malawi; including storage, sales, and distribution thereof. The Trust Deed was varied on 11thSeptember, 2012 to include financing of imports and procurement of all agricultural farm inputs and financing of exports of farm produce produced by smallholder farmers in Malawi including agro-processing and storage. The SFFRFM is implementing the following Reforms: 

      • Development of a vibrant Integrated Management Information System (IMIS)
      • Establishment of a Manufacturing Plant for the Country to match the Soil map requirements
      • Variation and Alignment of SFFRFM Trust Deed to match the current business environment
      • Review of Processes, Procedures and Functions in SFFRFM to match the current business environment.
  2. Natural Resources Sector
    • National Herbarium and Botanic Gardens
      The National Herbarium and Botanic Gardens of Malawi (NHBG) is mandated to develop and manage herbaria and botanic gardens in Malawi. It carries its activities through conservation, research and environmental education of plant diversity and other related issues for national heritage and socioeconomic development. NHBG has been carrying out the following reforms:
      • Development of Operational Reforms
      • Legal Reforms
      • Capital Reforms
      • Financial Reforms
    • Blantyre Water Board
      Blantyre Water Board (BWB) was established in 1929 and reconstituted under the Water Works Act No. 17 of 1995. The board’s mandate is to provide reliable and affordable water supply services to the people of Blantyre city and its surrounding areas. Prior to reforms, Blantyre city faced serious water shortage. Public dissatisfaction was high and government was labelled inefficient. Through reforms, the water supply improved tremendously. The board is carrying out the following Reforms:
      • Reduction of Non-Revenue Water
      • Reduction of High Energy Costs
      • Installation of Pre- Paid Meters
    • Southern Region Water Board
      The mandate of Southern Region Water Board (SRWB) is to make, construct and maintain all such works as are necessary and convenient for the purposes of creating, maintaining and extending water works for supplying water for domestic, public and business purposes, for the extinction of destructive fires, for cleansing streets, lanes, gutters and sewer, and for all other purposes to which water and water works are supplied or are applicable. SRWB is carrying out the following reforms:
      • Climate Smart Energy Solutions
      • Fast tracking implementation of prepaid water meters and On-Spot Billing
      • Reduction of Non- Revenue Water from 30.4% to 26%.
      • Off-Grid Power Solution for Water Production
      • Catchment Areas Management.
    • Central Region Water Board
      CRWB-Logo The mandate of Southern Region Water Board (SRWB) is to make, construct and maintain all such works as are necessary and convenient for the purposes of creating, maintaining and extending water works for supplying water for domestic, public and business purposes, for the extinction of destructive fires, for cleansing streets, lanes, gutters and sewer, and for all other purposes to which water and water works are supplied or are applicable. SRWB is carrying out the following reforms:
      • Pre-paid Water Metering
      • Reduction of Non-Revenue Water
      • Water Bottling Business Venture
      • Solar Energy Water Pumping
      • SMS Bill Distribution.

      Lilongwe Water Board
      Lilongwe Water Board (LWB) is a parastatal water utility organisation in Malawi established in 1947 and reconstituted by the Act of Parliament ‘Water Works Act No. 17 of 1995. The Board is mandated to supply potable water to the City of Lilongwe and the surrounding areas. Its clients include domestic, institutional, industrial as well as commercial customers. The board is been carrying out the following Reforms:

      • Improvement of Customer Interface through Digital Platforms
      • Commissioning of e-Madzi Water ATMs Kiosks in Low Income Areas
      • Solar Powered Mbabvi Ground Water Supply Project
      • Financial Sustainability- Water Bottling Plant
    • Northern Region Water Board
      The mandate of NRWB is to supply water to urban and peri-urban area of the Northern Region of Malawi. Their customers consist of individual households, institutions, commercial entities and communal water points. Northern Region Water Board is implementing the following Reforms:
      • Transform the Customer Service Platform for Customer Satisfaction
      • Transform the Liquidity and Cash Flow Position for Sustainability of the Board.
      • Transform the billing cycle and processes for customer satisfaction
      • Transform Water Loss Reduction Processes for Increased Water Supply and Customer Satisfaction
      • Transform the Energy Sources for Water Production and Distribution to Enhance Customer Satisfaction
      • Restore the Water Catchment Areas for Improved Raw Water Sources
      • Transform Waterborne Sanitation for Improved Public Health.
      • Transform the New Water Connection Processes for Customer Satisfaction and Business growth.
    • National Water Resources Authority 

      nwra-logo The National Water Resources Authority, a Statutory Body established under the Water Resources Act of 2013 is mandated to regulate and promote the judicious and sustainable management, conservation, use and control of water resources. NWRA performs three key sets of functions namely: Regulatory; Water Resources Management; and Policy Advisory functions. The National Water Resources Authority is implementing the following Reforms:

      • Full operationalisation of the NWRA
      • NWRA Revenue Growth
      • Introduction of NWRA e-licensing
      • Digitization of Water Resources Data and Information.
    • Atomic Energy Regulatory Authority  

      AERA_logo Established by the Atomic Energy Act No. 16 of 2011, the Atomic Energy Regulatory Authority is mandated to exercise regulatory control over the importation, exportation, production, processing, handling, use, holding, storage, transportation and disposal of radiation sources, nuclear material, and other radioactive materials in order to protect the public, workers and the environment against the harmful effects of ionizing radiation. The Atomic Energy Regulatory Authority is implementing the following Reforms:

      • Amendment of the Atomic Energy Act No. 16 of 2011
      • Accreditation of National Dosimetry Laboratory
      • Increasing Revenue Collection
      • Increase awareness of functions and services provided by AERA
  3. Information, Communications and Technology Sector
    • Malawi Broadcasting Corporation
      The mandate of Malawi Broadcasting Corporation (MBC) is to inform, educate and entertain through objective, professional and independent programming. MBC is carrying out the following Reforms aimed at modernising its services and increasing revenue.
      • Operationalization of TV Licensing
      • Introduce Second Television Channel
      • Roll out Zomba and Mzuzu Metro Stations
      • Commercialize Outside Broadcasting (OB) Services  through acquisition of OB Van
      • Business Process Re-engineering.
    • Malawi Communications Regulatory Authority
      The Malawi Communications Regulatory Authority (MACRA) was established under the Communications Act, Cap 68:01 of the Laws of Malawi to regulate and develop Information Communications Technology (ICT) sector in Malawi. MACRA is implementing its reforms as follows:
      • National Addressing System (NAS)
      • Digital Forensics Laboratory
      • Smart Cities Project
      • E-Waste Management in Malawi
    • Malawi Posts Corporation
      Malawi Posts Corporation (MPC) was established in 2000 to provide facilities for transmission of postal articles as a commercial entity. MPC is carrying out the following Reforms:
      • MPC Financial Stability.
      • Organisation Restructuring.
      • Business Processes Reengineering.
      • Postal Processes Automation.
      • Postal Network Repositioning
      • Enhance MPC Products/Services and Introduce New
      • Improve Quality of Service
      • Marketing and Business Development
    • Malawi Digital Broadcasting Network Limited
      MDBNL_Logo The Malawi Digital Broadcast Network Limited (MDBNL)a public Company with 100% share owned by Government was registered on 20th February, 2014 and started operations on 1st July, 2015. It is mandated to ensure that there is reliable and efficient digital television services throughout Malawi. MDBNL’s core business is to provide Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) services to the public. MDBNL is implementing the following Reforms: 
      • Management of Pay Television Service
      • Manage a dedicated channel for Open, Distant and e-Learning
      • Provide Over-the-Top (OTT) and Video-on-Demand (VoD) Services
      • Manage Radio (Audio) signal distribution services for licensed national radio broadcasting stations
      • Provide Internet broadband services on the Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) Network.
  4. Education Sector
    • University of Malawi
      The University of Malawi (UNIMA) is mandated to advance knowledge and promoting wisdom and understanding, disseminate, promote, and preserve learning; and offer education of the highest university standard. UNIMA has been carrying out the following reforms:
      • Legislative and Policy Reforms
      • Institutional Reforms
      • Operational/Functional Reforms 
      • Financial Sustainability
      • Digitization/Automation
      • Capacity Development and leadership building Reforms  
      • Administrative Reforms
      • Infrastructure Development and Management Reforms
    • Malawi University of Business and Applied Sciences 

      MUBAS Logo The Malawi University of Business and Applied Sciences (MUBAS) was created by Act of Parliament No.19 of 2019, as an Entrepreneurial University specializing in Business and Applied Sciences. The University aims to competitively impart knowledge and produce transferrable skills by engaging in teaching and learning, research, consultancy and application of knowledge, skills and aptitudes to meet the professional needs of society at national, regional and global levels. MUBAS is implementing the following Reforms:

      • Setting up of MUBAS governance and management structures
      • Teaching and learning
      • Research, Consultancy and Community outreach
      • Resource Mobilisation
      • University infrastructure development
      • Investment in ICT infrastructure
      • Marketing and Communication

      Mzuzu University
      Mzuzu University (MZUNI) is mandated to engage and provide facilities for higher/university education, research, and training responsive to the needs of Malawi, Africa and the whole world; and to encourage the advancement and dissemination of learning and research. MZUNI is implementing the following reforms:

      • Conducive Legislative Framework
      • Enabling teaching and learning environment.
      • Sustainable Resources Mobilization and Resource-Use Efficiency
      • Enhancement of Academic Productivity and Quality of Services
    • Malawi University of Science and Technology
      The Malawi University of Science and Technology (MUST) is the Fourth Public University established by the Government of Malawi through Act of Parliament number 031 of 2012. It is mandated to provide science and technology education, research, entrepreneurship and outreach to facilitate economic growth in Malawi and beyond. It aims at providing quality learning opportunities for scientists, engineers, technologists, entrepreneurs and industrialists in science and technology for economic development. MUST reforms areas are as follows:
      • Doing Business in an unusual manner.
      • Management of private research and consultancy 
      • Increase access to higher education.
      • Drive towards financial sustainability 
    • Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources
      Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources(LUANAR) is mandated to provide quality education and training in agricultural and natural resources science, engineering and irrigation technologies, agro-processing, entrepreneurship, trade, climate change adaptation, sustainable utilization of natural resources and environmental preservation for socio-economic development. LUANAR has been carrying out the following reforms:
      • Institution Governance
      • Impact of University on Society
      • Financial Sustainability
      • Quality Assurance 
      • Teaching and Learning
    • Kamuzu University of Health Sciences 

      KUHeS-Logo Kamuzu University of Health Sciences (KUHeS) is a public owned university established in 2019 by the merging of Kamuzu College of Nursing (est. 1965) and College of Medicine (est. 1991). The University is a comprehensive health and allied sciences higher learning institution with the primary function of training globally competent and locally relevant health care professionals including Nurses, Midwives, Medical doctors, Laboratory technologists, Pharmacists, physiotherapist and researchers. KUHeS is implementing the following Reforms

      • Conduct  Functional Review
      • Finalize KUHeS Strategic Plan
      • Academics – Schools, Teaching and Learning, Research and Student Welfare
      • Finance and Investment.
      • Excellence in services and community outreach (new)
    • Malawi College of Health Sciences 

      MCHS_Logo The Malawi College of Health Sciences (MCHS) is an autonomous Parastatal Organization established through a government order of 21st June, 1996. Its mandate is to train health workers that form a vital component of Government plans to improve the health of the nation’s population. MCHS is implementing the following Reforms:

      • Improvement of Capacity to Increase Accessibility
      • Introduction of ODEL mode of learning
      • Functional and Operational Review on Employee
      • Realigning the College with the Ministry of Finance
      • Increasing Access to Government Sponsored Scholarships and Training.
    • National Commission for Science and Technology
      National Commission for Science and Technology (NCST) is mandated to advise the Government and other stakeholders on all science and technology matters in order to achieve a science and technology-led development. NCST is carrying out the following reforms:
      • Regulate Research, Science, Technology and Innovation.  
      • Promote Public Understanding of Science and Technology, and Support Innovation, Technology Transfer and Commercialization of Technologies.
      • Enhance Resource Mobilization, Mechanisms for Research, Science, Technology, and Innovation
      • Enhance Science and Diplomacy through promoting and maintaining Cooperation and Liaison in research, Science, Technology and Innovation between Malawi and other Countries

    • National Library Service
      The National Library Services (NLS) is a Statutory Corporation established under the Act of Parliament, No. 31 of 1967. It is mandated to promote, establish, equip, manage, maintain and develop libraries in Malawi. NLS has been carrying out the following reforms:
      • The Amendment of the National Library Service Act Number 31 of 1967 to reflect new roles of the National Library Service
      • Introduction of cost-sharing with Library users
      • Acquiring of Legal Deposit Rights from Government in order to ensure that all Malawian publishers supply NLS with one copy of every publication
      • Designation of NLS as a regulator of Library Standards in Malawi both public and Academic
      • Establishment of Centre for the Book, a specialist unit in NLS
      • Increasing funding for preservation services.
      • Enhancement of Use of ICT services. Develop branches as centres of information and knowledge through partnership with MACRA. 
    • Malawi Institute of Education
      Malawi Institute of Education (MIE) is mandated to design, monitor and evaluate Curricula Primary, Secondary schools and Primary Teacher Education Curriculum, publish and evaluate curricula materials, provide continuing professional development to education personnel, and conduct education related research. Upon completion of some initial reforms, the institution proposed new reform areas that were approved. MIE is carrying out the following Reforms:
      • Creation of an Electronic Catalogue for MIE Library
      • Ensure Financial Sustainability and Independence
    • Malawi National Examinations Board
      Malawi National Examinations Board (MANEB) is mandated to conduct academic and other examinations at the conclusion of any approved course in Malawi as it may be considered desirable in the public interest; award certificates or diplomas to successful candidates in such examinations; and organise training courses for, or arrange for the training of examiners, markers, supervisors, invigilators, testing, research and computer personnel to ensure proper management of examinations and tests, among others. MANEB is carrying out the following Reforms:
      • Development of an In-house Printing Facility
      • ICT Upgrading for E-Registration and E-Payment of Examination
      • Improving Efficiency of the Marking Process
      • Implementation of a Performance Management System
      • Increased warehouse Capacity
    • Malawi College of Accountancy
      Malawi College of Accountancy (MCA) is a professional training institution in the field of Accounting and Finance. It is mandated to train personnel in Accounting and was established in 1980 by Government under the education Act 1980. Malawi College of Accountancy is implementing the following reforms:
      • Improvement of Capacity to Increase Accessibility
      • Introduction of ODEL mode of learning
      • Functional and Operational Review on Employee
      • Realigning the College with the Ministry of Finance
      • Increasing Access to Government Sponsored Scholarships and Training.
    • National Council for Higher Education
       The National Commission for Higher Education (NCHE) is mandated to assess and accredit institutions of higher learning to promote continuous improvement and enhancement of the quality of higher education in Malawi. NCHE has been carrying the following reforms:
      • Facilitation of the Development of the Overarching Higher Education Act
      • Opening up of the Training of Lawyers to other Universities.
      • Establishment of a Sustainable Funding Mechanism
      • Enhance the Autonomy of the Council
    • Malawi National Commission for UNESCO
      The Malawi National Commission for UNESCO which was created through General Notice No. 375 in the Government Gazette of 1st June, 1979 is mandated to contribute to peace and human development in an era of globalization through education, sciences, culture, communication and information. The Commission has been carrying out the following reforms:
      • Establishment of a Two-pronged Funding Approach.
      • Establishment of a National Educational Resource Centre. 
  5. Department of Human Resourse Management and Development
    • ​Malawi Institute of Management

      MIM_Logo The Malawi Institute of Management was established by an Act of Parliament No. 7 of 1989 and is mandated to provide management and leadership training, consultancy, and research services to the Public Service, Statutory Bodies and the Private Sector. The Malawi Institute of Management is implementing the following Reforms:

      • Quality Training Programmes Development. 
      • Management of Consultancy and Advisory Services.  
      • Human Capital Development. 
      • Systems and Infrastructure Development . 
  6. Energy Sector
    • Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi
      Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi (ESCOM) is a vertically integrated limited liability company incorporated under the Companies Act (1984). Its mandate is to generate, transmit, distribute and retail electricity in Malawi. It may also retail electricity to neighbouring countries. The Corporation has been marred with inefficiencies and non-cost reflective pricing. The combined effect has been declining capacity to expand power generation to meet growing industrial and household demand. Inadequate energy supply has been one of the major concerns to investors and has thwarted efforts to attract foreign direct investment (FDI). Reforms therefore aim at improving efficiency and improving revenue collection and liberalize the energy market. ESCOM is undertaking the following Reforms:
      • Improved Financial Position of ESCOM Limited
      • Improved Operational Efficiency
      • Improved Corporate Governance of ESCOM LTD
    • Energy Generation Company

      egenco-logo The Electricity Generation Company (Malawi) Limited (EGENCO) is a public company under the Companies Act (Cap 46:03) and is wholly owned by the Government of Malawi. EGENCO derives its mandate from its Memorandum of Association, which states that it is authorized to carry on the business of generation of electricity. EGENCO sells the electricity predominantly to the Single Buyer. EGENCO is implementing the following Reforms:

      • Deliver adequate power by increasing hydropower generation.
      • Improve generation mix by increasing non-hydro generation power.
      • Provide Reliable Power by Reducing the Number of Average.
      • Reduce Operational and overhead costs at Likoma & Chizumulu Islands.
      • Enhance quality of internal processes.
    • National oil Company of Malawi
      National Oil Company of Malawi (NOCMA) was established under Companies Act of 1984 in December, 2010 to undertake the following functions: manage a strategic reserve facility; provide at a fee hospitality to new entrants as one way of promoting competition; and promote upstream oil and gas exploration. NOCMA has been undertaking the following reforms:
      • Contribution towards sustainable source of fuel (Oil and Gas) Supply in Malawi through increase fuel storage capacity
      • Utilization of Alternative Modes of Fuel Transportation for Cost Efficient Fuel Importation
      • Develop a framework for a consolidated national fuel procurement system.
    • Malawi Energy Regulatory Authority
      The Malawi Energy Regulatory Authority (MERA) is mandated to regulate the activities of the energy industry in accordance with the energy Regulation Act 2004 and Energy Laws. MERA has been carrying out the following reforms:
      • Grow Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) usage in the country.
      • Increase usage of renewable and energy efficient technologies.
    • Power Market Limited

      pml-logo Mandated by the Memorandum and Articles of Association and Electricity (Amendment) Act of 2016, Power Market Limited’s function is to buy and sell electric power as a Single Buyer. Power Market Limited is implementing the following Reforms:

      • Increase Power Generation.
      • Financial Sustainability.
      • Diversification of power generation mix.
  7. Financial Sector
    • Malawi Revenue Authority
      Malawi Revenue Authority (MRA) among other mandates conducts assessment, collection and receipt of specified revenue. Financing of government functions is dependent on the ability of the Authority to collect tax revenue. Its reforms tilted towards improving tax payer compliance and expanding the tax base. It is through reforms that the Authority has continued to meet and at times exceed its revenue collection target despite the challenges. MRA is implementing the following Reforms:
      • Integrated Tax Administration System-Msonkho Online
      • Disaster Recovery Sight (DRS)
      • Centralized Uninterrupted Power Supply (UPS)
      • Data Cleaning
      • Revenue Administration Support IMF/EU
      • Performance Management System using Balanced Scorecard (Scorecard Yanga Project).
    • Public Private Partnership Commission
      Public Private Partnership Commission (PPPC) is mandated to facilitate the development and implementation of public private partnership arrangements for purposes of fostering efficient delivery of infrastructure and services as a means of achieving sustainable economic growth. PPPC is implementing the following reforms:
      • Review of the PPP Act and Regulatory Framework
      • Resource Mobilisation
      • Capacity Building and Establishment of PPP Nodes
      • Establishment of a Development Bank
      • Construction of a Purpose Built Office Complex
    • Roads Fund Administration
       The Roads Funds Administration (RFA) is mandated to raise, administer and account for funds for construction, maintenance and rehabilitation of public roads. RFA planned to implement the following reforms:
      • Introduction of Road Tolling
      • Improving Business Processes
      • Enhancing Financial Sustainability through the Building of Own Office Complex.
      • Enhancing RFA Organizational Efficiencies and Move Towards a World Class Fund
    • Public Procurement and Disposal of Assets Authority

      PPDA-Logo The Public Procurement and Disposal of Assets Authority’s mandate derived from the Public Procurement and Disposal of Public Assets Act No. 27 of 2017 which replaced the Public Procurement Act No. 8 of 2003 is to regulate, monitor and exercise oversight on public procurement and disposal of assets in Malawi. The Public Procurement and Disposal of Assets Authority is implementing the following Reforms:

      • Implementation of e-Government Procurement System (e-GP system).
      • Implementation of Open Contracting.
      • Establish Awards System for High Performing Procuring and Disposing Entities (PDEs)
      • Roll-Out Tip Offs Anonymous.
      • Implementation of Disposal of Public Assets Regulations.
      • Construction of PPDA Office Complex.
    • Malawi Accountants Board 
       MAB-Logo The Malawi Accountants Board was established by the Public Accountants and Auditors Act (Cap 53:06) No.5 of 2013, to regulate the reporting of financial matters and provide direct oversight over professional accountancy bodies and auditors in order to promote high quality reporting of financial and non-financial information by entities, promote the highest professional standards amongst auditors and accountants and ensure compliance and enforcement of  applicable local and international accounting and auditing standards. The Malawi Accountants Board is implementing the following Reforms:
      • Mandatory Registration of all Accountants in Malawi.
      • Enhanced Regulatory Role and Visibility.
      • Financial Sustainability and Widen Revenue Base.
      • Audit Quality Assurance Reviews for Public Auditors and Audit Firms.
      • Digitization, Modernization, and Infrastructure Development.
      • Review of the Public Accountants and Auditors Act No 5 (2013).​
    • National Economic Empowerment Fund 
      NEEF-Logo National Economic Empowerment Fund (NEEF) is a wholly owned Government of Malawi microfinance institution that provides financial services to Malawians who wish to set up small businesses or expand their existing businesses in the country. NEEF is a company limited by guarantee. NEEF is implementing the following Reforms:
      • Financial Sustainability
      • Widening connectivity to Service Seekers/Clients
      • Increasing Product Affordability.
      • Enhancement of stakeholder Partnerships
      • Improving Public Image
      • Customer Satisfaction Enhancement
  8. Health Sector
    • Medical Council of Malawi
      The Medical Council of Malawi (MCM) exists to protect the general public, registerable medical, dental and allied health professionals, and guides the medical and dental professions. MCM is carrying out the following Reforms:
      • Review of the Medical Practitioners and Dentists Act No. 17 of 1987
      • Increase Financial Independence and Sustainability
      • Increase MCM visibility on both local and international arena
      • Digitalization of database Systems and computerization of records
      • Re-invigorating medical ethics and professionalism
    • Pharmacy and Medicines Regulatory Authority
      The Pharmacy and Medicines Regulatory Authority (PMRA) was established by an Act of Parliament No 9 of 2019 with a mandate to regulate the pharmacy profession, medicines and pharmaceutical businesses in Malawi. It was formerly called Pharmacy, Medicines and Poisons Board. The Pharmacy and Medicines Regulatory Authority is implementing the following Reforms:
      • Strengthening the medicines regulatory framework for the Pharmaceutical Industry.
      • Establishment of a robust external Communication Policy and Strategy.
      • Strengthen Financial Sustainability of the PMRA.
      • Strengthen Institutional Capacity of the PMRA.
      • Development of a robust Quality Management System for the new National Medicines Quality Control Laboratory (NMQCL).
    • Central Medical Stores Trust
      The Central Medical Stores Trust (CMST) is mandated to provide health commodity procurement, warehousing and distribution services to the Malawian public health sector. CMST is implementing the following Reforms:
      • Warehousing
      • Procurement
      • Distribution
      • Joint Strategy in Supply Chain Integration
      • Human Resource Development
      • Recapitalization
    • Nurses and Midwives Council of Malawi
      nmcm-logo Nurses and Midwives Council of Malawi (NMCM) is mandated to maintain quality nursing and midwifery services to the public. NMCM planned to carry out the following reforms:
      • Review of the Nurse and Midwives Act
      • Resource Mobilisation
      • Establishment of Regional Offices.
    • National Aids Commission
      NAC-Logo The National AIDS Commission reconstituted into a Statutory Body in October 2018 following the enactment of the HIV and AIDS (Prevention and Management) Act No. 9 of 2018; is mandated to lead and coordinate the National HIV and AIDS response in Malawi. The National AIDS Commission is implementing the following Reforms:
      • Resource Mobilization - Sustainable HIV and AIDS Financing
      • Facilitate Increase in Access to HIV and AIDS Services by Key and Vulnerable Populations (KVPs)
      • Wellness beyond HIV and AIDS through integrating non-communicable disease (NCD) prevention.
      • Proposal to Government to consider setting up an ARV manufacturing plant in Malawi
  9. Industry, Trade and Tourism Sector
    • Malawi Investment and Trade Centre
      Malawi Investment and Trade Centre (MITC) is a trade and inward investment promotion agency, established to promote Malawi as an ideal destination for trade and investment in Africa and beyond. MITC operates as a One-Stop Service Centre for business start-ups as mandated by the Investment and Export Promotion Act of 2012. MITC is implementing the following Reforms:
      • Administer investment land for large scale agriculture
      • Expand linkages of the One Stop Service Centre (OSSC) with host agencies
      • Revise Foreign and Domestic Investment thresholds for investors
      • Establish linkages with feasibility studies financing facilities for transformational investments projects
      • Operationalize Special Economic Zones
      • Establish a legal framework for Special Economic Zones
      • Introduce a levy
      • Set up an Estate Management Unit
      • Set up a Market Intelligence Unit
      • Improved Administration of Fiscal Incentives
      • Set up a Financing Facility for the Development of Special Economic Zones and provision of Factory Space
      • Construct Purpose-Built Accommodation for One Stop Shop for Investment and Trade Promotion

      Malawi Bureau of Standards
      Malawi Bureau of Standards (MBS) is responsible for facilitating trade and consumer safety through standard testing. It identified two reform areas aimed at improving consumer confidence in Malawian products through a robust standard testing infrastructure and increasing its revenue through levy. MBS is undertaking the following Reforms: 

      • Establishment of a facility for the testing and calibration of mobile tankers, water meters and electricity meters
      • Quality Monitoring of Liquid fuels Imported into Malawi
      • Testing and Inspection of Renewable Energy Technologies (RET) and electronic products
      • Increasing Access to MBS Certification Services by SMEs
      • Enhancing Awareness on Quality and Standardization to the Public
      • Taking Testing Services to the People - Establishment of Testing Facility in Lilongwe
    • Small and Medium Enterprise Development Institute
      Small and Medium Enterprise Development Institute (SMEDI) is mandated to support the creation of an enabling environment, develop sustainable MSMEs in Malawi, enhance access to finance, improve information availability to MSMEs and to compete in new markets. SMEDI is implementing the following reforms:
      • Establishment of a revolving fund for small and medium enterprises
      • Eliminate rental expenditure for the Institute
      • Transform SMEDI Mponela Campus into an integrated centre for SME development
      • Scaling up Business Incubation Centres in other Regions
      • Growing Revenue Through Enhancement of Existing Revenue Streams
      • Increase the outreach of institutional programmes through online platforms.
    • Competition and Fair Trading Commission
      Competition and Fair Trading Commission(CFTC) is mandated to regulate, monitor, control and prevent acts or behaviour which are likely to adversely affect competition and fair trading in Malawi. CFTC is carrying out the following Reforms:
      • Amending the Competition and Fair Trading Act (CFTA)
      • Amending the Consumer Protection Act (CPA
      • Aligning Sectoral Laws to Competition and Fair Trading Laws
      • Construction of an Office Complex for the Commission
      • Digitization - Develop and implement an Integrated Information Management System (IMS)
      • Review of Competition and Fair Trading Regulations (CFTR)
      • Achieving Financial Sustainability. 
    • Malawi Gaming Board/National Lotteries Board
      MGB-logo ​Malawi Gaming Board /National Lotteries Board (MGB/NLB) is mandated to (a) provide regulation of National Lotteries and other lotteries; control and license other lotteries, generate funds for economic development and matters connected with or incidental thereto; and (b) provide for the regulation of gaming, control and licensing of gaming premises, for the imposition and recovery of tax on gaming, and for matters connected with or incidental to the foregoing. Malawi Gaming Board /National Lotteries Board is carrying out the following Reforms:
      • Improving working environment and staff motivation.
      • Enactment of the Gaming and Lotteries Bill
      • Acquisition of electronic monitoring system/equipment.
  10. Infrastructure Sector
    • Malawi Housing Corporation
      Malawi Housing Corporation (MHC) was established in 1964 by the Malawi Housing Corporation Act (Cap 32:02 of the Laws of Malawi). Its mandate are to: i) undertake the management of such houses and housing estates as the minister responsible for housing matters may entrust to the Corporation; and ii) undertake the development, construction and maintenance of houses and housing estates including plots development. The Act positioned MHC as a social service institution whose houses rentals should not reflect market trends. As a result of that, the Corporation has been operating in losses and could not expand asset base to meet the increasing demand for houses. Maintenance of existing housing portfolio has also been problematic. The following are reform areas for MHC:
      • Construction and Maintenance of Housing
      • Re-organization of the Construction Unit
      • Digitization and Automation of Systems
      • Marketing and Rebranding the Corporation
      • Reform Area 5: Annual Profit Maximisation
  11. Transport Sector
    • Airports Development Limited
      The mandate of Airports Development Limited (ADL) include purchase, acquire, provide, construct, use, take on lease, develop, establish and maintain aerodrome and support systems; carry out preventive and collective maintenance on building infrastructure properties at airports in Malawi. The following reforms are being implemented by ADL:
      • Aerodrome Certification at Kamuzu International Airport (KIA)
      • Implementation of COVID-19 Compliance Measures for Operations at KIA
      • Installation of Baggage Reconciliation System (BARS) at Kamuzu and Chileka International Airports
      • Installation of Car Park Automation at Chileka International Airport 
      • Installation of Common Use Terminal Equipment (CUTE) System at Chileka International Airport.
    • Air Cargo Malawi Limited

      air-cargo-ogo Air Cargo Malawi Limited (ACM) was established under the Companies Act (CAP. 46.03) in 1979, as a subsidiary of Air Malawi Ltd, the then national airline of Malawi. ACM was set up primarily to handle the cargo which was flying on flights of Malawi's flag carrier.

      ACM is implementing the following Reform(s):

      • Acquisition of Air Operator’s Certificate (AOC) and International Air Transport Association (IATA) Prefix number
    • Roads Authority
      Roads-Authority-Logo The Roads Authority (RA) is mandated to ensure that public roads are constructed, maintained or rehabilitated at all times; and to advise the Minister and, where appropriate, the Minister responsible for Local Government and Rural Development on the preparation and efficient and effective implementation of the Annual National Roads Programme (ANRP). Roads Authority has been carrying out the following reforms:
      • Devolution of Management of the Public Road Network
      • Review of the Public Roads Act
    • National Construction Industry Council
      National Construction Industry Council (NCIC) was established by Act of Parliament (Cap 53:05 of the Laws of Malawi), with the mandate of regulation, promotion and development of the Construction Industry in Malawi. NCIC has been carrying out the following reforms:
      • Phasing Out the Use of Burnt Bricks
      • Regulatory Reforms
      • Effective Infrastructure Delivery
      • Functional Reforms.
    • Lilongwe Handling Company
      lihaco-logo Lilongwe Handling Company (LIHACO) is mandated to provide passenger, ramp and cargo handling services to national and international carriers and airlines. LIHACO has been implementing the following Reforms:
      • IATA Safety Audit for Ground Operations (ISAGO) Renewal
      • Diversified Financial Base and Increased Profitability
      • Procurement and refurbishment of Ground Support Equipment (GSE)
  12. Social and Cultural Sector
    • Copyright Society of Malawi
      The Copyright Society of Malawi (COSOMA) is mandated to promote and protect the interests of authors, performers, translators, producers of sounds recordings, broadcasters, publishers and in particular, to collect and distribute any royalties or other remuneration accruing to them in respect of their rights provided in the Copyright Act (1989). COSOMA is implementing the following Reforms: 
      • Promote and Protect creativity
      • Automation of Arts SACCO Operations
      • Access to Legitimate Copyright Works through Online Platforms
      • Imparting knowledge and skills in creativity
      • Establishment of funding facility for the development of the creative industries
      • Enhancing enforcement of Copyright and Related Rights
      • Ensuring effectiveness in Intellectual Property (IP) service delivery
      • Enhancement of the institutional capacity.
      • Creation of awareness on copyright and related rights among the rights holders and the general public
    • Malawi Council for the Handicapped

      macoha-logo The Malawi Council for the Handicapped was established by an Act of Parliament, the Handicapped Persons Act 1971, Chapter 33:02 as a Statutory Corporation. Its goal is to facilitate the empowerment of persons with disabilities to enable them to actively participate and be included in social economic development of their communities and the country so that their rights are fulfilled.

      Malawi Council for the Handicapped is implementing the following Reforms:

      • Harmonization of the Handicapped Persons Act and the Disability Act of 2012 into a new Disability Act.
      • Revitalisation and Re-Structuring of Bangwe Factory
      • Expansion of Lilongwe Vocational Training Centre.
    • Non Governmental Organisation Authority 

      NGO Authority-Logo The Non-Governmental Organization Authority was established by the Non-Governmental Organization Act (2001) to improve Regulation of NGOs and to register and regulate the operations of Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) in Malawi.

      The NGO Authority is undertaking the following Reforms:

      • Amend and comprehensively review the NGO Act
      • Improved Governance within the NGO Sector
      • Economic empowerment for sustainable NGO programmes
  13. Youths and Sports Sector
    • Malawi National Council of Sports

      MNCS-Logo Established by the Malawi National Sports Council Act No 10, (1974) The Malawi National Council of Sports is mandated to develop, promote, encourage and control all forms of sport in the country. MNCS is implementing the following Reforms:

      • Revamping School Sport
      • Introduction of Automated Gate Fee Collection System
      • Revision of Malawi National Council of Sports Act of 1974
      • Rejuvenating Sports in the Country
      • Enhancement of Financial Sustainability of the Council
      • Increased Corporate Visibility of the Council.
    • National Youth Council of Malawi

      NYCM-Logo Established by the National Youth Council Act (1996), the National Youth Council of Malawi is mandated to support youth work and promote youth development through registration, coordination, implementation and evaluation of various youth programs in Malawi on behalf of Government.

      The National Youth Council of Malawi is implementing the following Reforms:

      • Adopt a social enterprise approach to youth development.
      • Amendment of the National Youth Council Act.
      • Organizational Review.
  14. Labour, Skills and Employment Sector
    • Technical Education and Vocational Entrepreneurship Training Authority
      Tevet-Logo Technical Education and Vocation Entrepreneurship Training Authority (TEVETA) is mandated to promote, coordinate and facilitate technical, entrepreneurial and vocational education and training in Malawi. TEVET is implementing the following Reforms:
      • Review duration of formal TEVET Courses
      • Introduce level 4 Technician Diploma in TEVET
      • Devolve Curriculum Development Function to Malawi Institute of Education
      • Develop partnerships with institutions that promote SME and education and training financing for TEVET students.
      • Develop Mobile Training Workshop for increased access to TEVET in remote areas.