12 December 2017
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Dowa Council now has Service Charters, thanks to MHRRC

Written by  Brino Mwale

Dowa, November 25, 2017: Danish Church Aid (DCA) through the Malawi Human Rights Resource Center (MHRRC), has been commended for the financial and programmatic support which has led to the formulation of the service charters for health, water, environment, education and agriculture sectors in Dowa district. 

The availability of the service charters will go a long way in contributing towards promotion of development in the district council.

Speaking in an interview with Malawi News Agency Friday at Dowa Boma, MHRRC's Project Coordinator, Chimwemwe Sakunda thanked the Dowa District Council secretariat for providing human resources from various sectors who worked tirelessly orienting the communities and making relevant research for improved service charters.

He said the formation of the service charters needed much time, effort and interaction including sharing pearls of wisdom to serve the people and communities of the district better from 2016 to 2018.

Dowa District Council's Chair, Councilor Precious Kambuzi said the council is committed to addressing issues in the areas of health, water, environment, education and agriculture and strives to serve the people of the district to the maximum satisfaction.

He pointed out that through the formulation phase of the service standards will only be concentrated in the two traditional authorities of Kayembe and Chiwere, implementation will cover the whole district.

Kambuzi said the council considers the said service standards to mark a social contact between the council and all the people of Dowa saying the formulation was made with full involvement and participation of all manner of people.

The Council Chair commended the Service Charter Task Force and the District Commissioner, Fannie Msimuko for leading the process of formulating the service standards for the district which he said the council will commit itself to ensure it works.

MHRRC is implementing a two year Citizen Voice in Local Governance and Development Processes project in the two districts of Dowa and Chitipa from 2016 to 2018.

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