PUTRAJAYA, June 21 (Bernama) — Malaysia stands ready to help African countries undertake economic transformation and is willing to send Datuk Seri Idris Jala, the Chief Executive Officer of the Performance Management and Delivery Unit or PEMANDU, to help them with the mammoth task, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Abdul Razak said Tuesday.
Malaysia is willing to share with and learn from African countries in transforming and developing socio-economic smart partnerships, he said.
“We can even send Datuk Idris to your country for a while, but don’t keep him for too long as we need him here.
“He is not transferable and there is no transfer fee for him,” he said in jest at the closing of the Ninth Langkawi International Dialogue 2011 here today.
Najib described transformation as a journey.
“Transforming Africa from a food deficit continent to a food surplus continent is transformation and increasing production from one tonne per hectare to six tonnes per hectare is also transformation.
“Changing from agro to agro-business is transformation, evolving from poor governance to good governance is also transformation,” Najib added.
Source : Bernama