The Malawi Bureau of Standards (MBS) has rolled out training sessions for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs). In its effort to enhance access of MBS certification services to SMEs, the Bureau provide trainings on relevant Malawi Standards and product certification processes to SMEs nationwide.
Speaking during the opening ceremony for the trainings in Blantyre, MBS Acting Director General, Rex Moyo said the Bureau thought it wise to start training SMEs by collaborating with SMEDI to empower small businesses and also reduce the knowledge gap that the SMEs have in as far as product certification is concerned.
On the other hand, CEO for SMEDI, Mr Rodrick Chataika, emphasized on the importance of these trainings and the impact they have had in reducing the knowledge gap that exists among SMEs when it comes to Malawi Standards, product certification and its importance.
These training sessions are organized and conducted nationwide. This is the 6th cohort to be conducted in this financial year. The trainings will run from the 8th to 26th August 2022 targeting 125 SMEs in Blantyre, Mwanza, Liwonde, Lilongwe and Mzuzu respectively.