The CTA management has gathered on 7 and 8 November, in Bilene, for, among other things, assessing the degree of implementation of the Strategic Plan 2017-2020. The evaluation is positive, pointing to the delivery of approximately 90.6%.
The CTA’s Strategic Plan for the triennium 2017-2020 is based on 5 pillars, namely: Pillar 1 – Strengthening the public-private dialogue; Pillar 2 – Development of business support services; Pillar 3 – Internationalization of the CTA; Pillar 4 – Promotion of business opportunities for the Private Sector; Pillar 5 – Strengthening of the Institutional Capacity.
In terms of implementation, Pillar 1 reflects 29.7%; Pillar 2 with a performance of approximately 23.4%; Pillar 3 with the level of implementation of approximately 18.8%; Pillar 4 with 17, 2%; while Pillar 5 reflects an implementation of approximately 10.9%.
Pillar 1- strengthening of public-private dialogue
In Pillar 1, concerning the DPP, the achievement of the XV and XVI CASP contributed to this level of implementation, inserted in the current model of DPP, led at the highest level by the Head of State; the achievement of regional economic forums (RES) in Central, North and South and Provincial Business Fora (EFF), where there was a sharing of experiences of DPP at provincial level, as well as the facilitation and difficulties for the exploitation of business opportunities and investment; the achievement of the Councils of monitoring the Business Environment (CMAN VI and VII); the drafting of the priorities matrix in an integrated way, with the integration of the contributions of the Provincial Business Delegations (DEP) and the sectoral working groups; and the carrying out of studies and events that contributed to the DPP agenda.
Pillar 2 – Business Support Services
In Pillar 2, on business support services, CTA has supported the strengthening of associations and provided funding to small and medium-sized enterprises.
In the context of associative development, more than 20 million Meticais were allocated to 14 projects of DEPs, Federations and Associations.
In the first window of the Fund to support associations, eight projects were included, between associations and DEPs. The associations established received 20 thousand USD and the DEPs 30 thousand USD.
In the second window, six projects were covered, among associations, federations and DEPs. The approved Associations and Federations received 20 thousand USD and the DEPs 25 thousand USD. This fund has brought improvements in the role of business organizations of the private sector on various platforms for discussion and promotion of business environment, with a focus on accelerated business growth and balanced development.
The component of facilitating access to finance for SMEs, the balance of the Strategic Plan indicates that 41 companies benefited from approximately 240 million Meticais, through several lines of funding.
In the context of the Special Fund for financial support to the Private Sector (FEREN), estimated at around 74 million Meticais, 28 eligible companies were identified, 15 projects have been approved, 6 being in Sofala, 4 in Manica and 5 in Cabo Delgado.
In the context of the implementation of the Memorandum of Understanding with the GAIN, funding packages were release, including the Fund for Recovery of Companies after cyclone (BRF), where more than 100 companies from all over the country submitted projects.
In the context of the platform for Expansion of Markets of Nutritious Foods (SMNF), 114 projects have been submitted in the first window and 152 projects in the second.
The Agricultural Sector Guarantee Fund, a partnership of BNI and the FDA, of which CTA was elected Chairman of the Investment Committee, in the 1st half of 2019 received and examined 30 projects of request for funding, of which 18 were approved, estimated at nearly 120 million Meticais and are already in the process of disbursement.
During the XVI CASP, CTA has promoted board room sessions, which saw with the participation of development institutions such as CDC investment Work, Lelapa fund, BAD, TDB, SOFID and Proparco, where 22 projects were evaluated, valued at more than USD 780 million. A total of 50 SMES benefited from funding, through the 11th European Development Fund and 12 projects through the African Development Bank.
Several sessions were organised for dissemination of alternative financing options for SMEs, such as the combined financing – Blended Finance from TRIRDWAY Africa.
Pillar 3 – Internationalization of the CTA
In the context of its internationalization, the CTA has signed several memorandums with similar institutions at the international level, to highlight, the memorandum with CWC, with the Business Club of France, with The Ethic Institute, with the Financial Times, with the Chamber of Commerce and Services of Geneva, with the Industrial Federation of Rwanda, with the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Russia. These agreements have contributed to the strengthening of relations of cooperation and promotion of business partnerships.
The internationalization of the CTA is reflected in the identification of priority sectors and products for trade between the country and the rest of the world, and as a platform for mobilising investment and international financial resources for the financing of the private sector in Mozambique.
Pillar 4 – Promotion of business opportunities for the Private Sector
Among several achievements, the CTA gave contributions to the Law of National Content and launched the National Program of Enterprise Certification (PRONACER), which has as its main objective to ensure an effective and sustainable participation of national companies in the supply chain of goods and services to major projects in Mozambique.
With a view to increasingly promote business opportunities and investment to the domestic private sector, in the context of the challenges posed by globalisation, business missions inside and outside the country were organized.
Pillar 5 – Strengthening of the Institutional Capacity
Aiming to strengthen their institutional capacity, the CTA reviewed a normative instruments with a view to strengthening good governance, responding to the wishes of the members and tailor the instruments to the new economic dynamic. It drafted the manual related to the job description, with a view to the introduction of a system of evaluation of the performance of employees.
With the aim of reconciling the growth of demand for the services provided to its members with the self-sufficiency of the institution, the CTA has made the revision of the allocations of functional units and created new units.
The Retreat served also for presentation and discussion of the report on the implementation of the plan of activities and budget of 2019, presentation and discussion of the proposal of the plan of activities and budget for 2020, and reflection on topical issues, with highlight to Doing Business, the developments in the oil and gas sector and national content.