The Indigenous Business Association of Malawi –IBAM says it will soon conduct a public debate with aspiring presidential candidates to hear their plans on creating a more conducive environment for small and medium enterprises.
IBAM president Mike Mlombwa disclosed this in an interview with YFM.
Mlombwa said the debate is one of the interventions, the association is employing apart from meeting government officials on the same.
“We are currently planning to conduct a presidential debate to hear their plans on what they have stored for small and medium enterprises to grow,” Mlombwa said.
Apart from the presidential debate, Mlombwa added that his organisation plans to engage government to discuss how best the sector can improve.
“We are also planning to meet government officials to talk over the issue especially on the issue that Malawian businesses should take 60 percent of the contracts.”
This according to Mlombwa, will help boost the sector thereby boosting the country’s economy.
This comes on the background that foreigners enjoy large share of local businesses at the expense of Malawians.