LET’S TALK MARITIME
|beFORE WE TALK ABOUT HEALTHY AND THOUGHTFUL CONVERSATIONS ABOUT OPERATION PHAKISA AND THE OCEAN’S ECONOMY. WE NEED TO DEFINE THE PURPOSE OF THIS ARTICLE.|
“Operation Phakisa is a version of the Big Fast Results methodology that was first applied by the Malaysian government successfully, in the delivery of its economic transformation programme. The operation addressed their national key priority areas such as poverty, crime and health care.” The highlighted sectors were marine transport, manufacturing (boat building, oil and gas offshore exploration and aquaculture among other blue economy activities. Operation Phakisa has worked particularly in the boat building and manufacturing space by unlocking, according to an Africa Daily 2017 report, 24, 6 billion in investments with the government contributing about 15 billion into that operation thus creating about 6500 jobs. This venture also accommodated emerging black owned boat building companies and key suppliers. This article celebrates the achievements of Operation Phakisa which are sustained by ongoing .