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Umodzi Park takes on 37 internships from the Malawi Institute of Tourism

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

As a bid towards contributing to their skills transfer programme, and long term hospitality growth, all 37 trainees will be allocated to various departments within the resort, and will be considered for permanent employment post completion of the internship.

The announcement event, which was attended by Patricia Liabuba, Director in the Ministry of Information as well as Isabel Chakhumbila, Executive Director at the Malawi Institute of Tourism, stands true to Peermont’s vision and goal toward creating opportunities for growth and development within the industry and in aid of boosting the tourism sector.

“We are delighted to take on all 37 interns, who we believe will receive much needed practical skills training on complex. We have received commendable candidates, and should they excel in the programme, we look forward to offering them permanent employment,” said Neal Sewnarain, General Manager at Umodzi Park.

Officially opened on 1 May 2015, Umodzi Park raised Malawi’s profile within the African conferencing industry, making Malawi, Lilongwe an attractive option for conference delegations from within the continent, as well as from the rest of the world. Malawi, known as the warm heart of Africa, has a number of unique tourist attractions, including the beautiful Lake Malawi National Park, and Umodzi Park development will help to boost tourism within the country. 

Umodzi Park business precinct in the heart of Malawi’s capital of Lilongwe includes the world-class Bingu Wa Mutharika International Convention Centre (BICC) and the five star 130-key President Walmont hotel and nearby is the private estate featuring 14 Presidential Villas. The sweeping entrance to the business precinct, with over 2500 secure parking bays, leads up to the statuesque double volume and twin buildings of the BICC. The magnificent structure includes the Lilongwe Auditorium, which seats 1500 delegates and a variety of multi-purpose convention rooms. There is also an exclusive VIP boardroom, lounge and holding room, Mafumu (meaning royalty), which has a separate entrance and a dedicated lift, providing an unparalleled level of safety and security. The BICC also features the Mseko Bistro that serves speciality coffees and light snacks, sandwiches and salads for delegates, and both buildings of the BICC open out onto the massive Malawi Square, a large paved outdoor exhibition and event area.

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