The Minister of International Relations and Cooperation has urged the ministry's management to effectively implement strategies.

During a management retreat, Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah emphasised with concern the trend of poor implementation of set goals and strategies.

Nandi-Ndaitwah says management needs to understand the tools at their disposal, such as skills development and human and financial capacities, for effective strategic plan implementation.

She further called on the management to change the behaviour of non-implementation of strategic plans meant to improve service delivery.

The Deputy Premier says the strategic management retreat demands unbiased minds with the aim of making the ministry and the country competitive and relevant in the years to come.

"We must bear in mind that those goals and objectives must be realistic and achievable. I don't want you to produce documents, but in the end, nothing comes out. We must identify the present problems, and once we identify the problems, we critically weigh and analyse them, and then we can come up with a course of action."

The retreat will provide a platform to reflect on the ministry's achievements over the past six years and to draw from the lessons learned as a basis for future planning.

The MIRCO management will develop the Ministry's strategic plan for the period 2023–2025 while awaiting the development of National Development Plan 6.

MIRCO's Executive Director, Penda Naanda, says there is a need to review the ministry's strategic plan, adjust priorities, and re-evaluate the goals and business conditions that change considering global economic and geopolitical challenges.



Celma Ndhikwa