……..Extends 12 cohort application programs to April 12, 2023
LILONGWE-(MaraviPost)-Malawi School of Government (MSG)-Kanengo campus says patriotism, integrity and fiscal discipline will be blended into programs and courses the institution offers towards achieving Malawi 2063 agenda.
MSG-Kanengo campus Acting Executive Director Dr. Jessie Kabwila told the news conference on Thursday, March 30, 2023 in the capital Lilongwe that public servants and private individuals need to be instilled with patriotism, integrity and fiscal discipline skills for better Malawi.
Kabwila cited theft by public officers on relief items for Tropical Cyclone Freddy survivors arguing that the misconduct is due lack of patriotism, integrity and fiscal discipline.
She was speaking after announced extension of cohort 12 application for various programs till April 12, 2023.
“We are including patriotism, integrity and fiscal discipline into programs, courses that trained individuals and public servants be good citizens. Responsible citizen embrace love, unity towards others.
“Currently, crop of public servants lack patriotism, integrity and fiscal discipline when executing duties. For instance, well-wishers are donating relief items to cyclone survivors, then you hear that a public servants steal the items while beneficiaries are in pain, that’s lack of integrity,” says Kabwila.
“On extension of application for courses, she said, “Due to the overwhelming response from the general public and in order to appreciate the Malawi School of Government (MSG), the closing date has been extended from 31st March 2023 to 12th April 2023.
“We have been receiving a lot of calls particularly from prospective students for Master of Science in Project Management among others. Currently, MSG is the only institution in Malawi offering the programme.
In view of the development, MSG Kanengo campus shall conduct open days at Kanengo and Blantyre satellite campuses on Monday, April 3 and Tuesday, April 11, 2023 respectively from 9:00 hours (CAT).
As a parastatal, Malawi School of Government (MSG) is a Malawi 2063 (MIP-1) that prioritised Malawi Government public sector reform intervention designed to enhance performance and promote professionalism and ethical leadership in the public service.
The MSG was formed through an Act of Parliament No. 33 of 2022 which amalgamated the former Malawi Institute of Management (MIM) and Staff Development Institute (SDI).
Its operations commenced on 1st December, 2022 following the pronouncement of the commencement date by the Head of State Dr. Lazarus McCarthy Chakwera.
The main mandate of MSG is to develop and deliver human resource development programmes and build capacity of the public and private sector through providing training, research, consultancy, and advisory services in order to improve service delivery.
Its main functions as defined by the MSG Act including to provide training, consultancy, research and advisory services while designed to inform public policy, promote national development; Promote patriotism, honesty, integrity, hard work, transparency and accountability in the public service and the public sector.