South Sudan is pushing for inclusion in the Project Management Institute so that it can be able to have its own chapter and centre in Juba for PMP certification exams.
Sharing his sentiments in the ongoing Project Management Institute Conference in Nairobi, Gabriel Matut Maliah observed that people of South Sudan who want to do PMP certification exams have been forced for the past few years to come and do exams in either Kenya or Uganda due to sanctions imposed on South Sudan. He urges the PMI CEO, Mr. Pierre Le Manh and MD, Sub-Sahara Africa, PMI, Mr. George Asamani, in the conference hall, to look into the issues that hindered South Sudan for PMP certification exams centre, which should speed up the growth of PMI Chapter membership. South Sudanese Project Management Professionals in South Sudan are planning to open a Chapter and as such, PMI is urged to lift such restrictions for the expansion of PMI across Africa to meet the growing demand of Project Management discipline, as we embark on the economic transformation of Africa.
Mr. Gabriel Matut emphasizes that South Sudan is a budding economy and needs project management discipline for it to catch up with other developed and developing countries.
The proposed chapter should be called “Project Management Institute (PMI) South Sudan Chapter,” and the PMP Certification Exams centre name should also be disclosed once given the green light by the PMI.