FIU honoured by Government for quality service delivery

The Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) was on 24 January 2017 honoured by the Government for its exceptional service delivery under the Public Sector Reforms Program. This took place in Lilongwe at Bingu International Conference Centre as part of the official opening of the Managing for Development Results Learning Week held under the theme Enhancing a Results Culture in Malawi.

The opening ceremony included announcement of Public Sector Performance Evaluation Results for the Financial Year July 2015 to June 2016. The public sector ministries, departments, agencies and parastatals signed Performance Contracts with the Malawi Government through the Office of the President and Cabinet. At the end of the financial year, an independent team of evaluators assessed the performance of the public sector entities against their Performance Contracts.

The FIU and the Competition and Fair Trade Commission (CFTC), were honoured under Departments and Agencies Category. Other entities honoured were the Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs and Ministry of Industry, Trade and Tourism under Ministries Category; and Lilongwe Water Board and Northern Region Water Board under Parastatals Category. The performing entities were awarded trophies.

The Director General of the FIU, Mrs. Atuweni Juwayeyi-Agbermodji, was very pleased with the development. “I am very happy team. This is a manifestation of team work. Thank you all. Let us continue working hard so that we should do it again this financial year,” said Agbermodji in her message to staff members.

The Guest of honour for the function was honourable Goodall Gondwe, Minister of Finance, Economic Planning and Development. In his remarks, the minister encouraged all public service employees to work hard and ensure they deliver their tasks as a sacrifice to the nation. “Every day and even after every month, ask yourself what have I done and what difference have I made in the lives of people. Malawians expect very high results from you. You are of service to the people, to all Malawians. To those who have won, congratulations. And for the others, do not give up because you did not win,” Dr. Gondwe said.

This kind of event was being held for the first time in Malawi.

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