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Sunday, 26 November 2017 14:06

Councils advised to partner with NGOs

Written by  Brian Wasili

Mwanza, November 26, 2017: District Councils in the country have been advised to enter into partnership with Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) for the implementation of Public Service Programmes to bear desired fruits.

Director of Reforms responsible for technical services at the Public Service Reform Management Unit (PSRMU), Emmie Galafa made the remarks Friday in an interview with Malawi News Agency (MANA) in Mwanza.

“We have seen good progress in the implementation of the reforms by the councils we have visited so far in the Southern Region,” she said.

Galafa bemoaned the fact that councils have not yet started entering into partnerships NGOs to facilitate public service delivery.

Galafa disclosed that there are some district councils that are lagging behind in implementing the reforms which needed to be mentored and these councils have not yet submitted reports of progress.

“Councils alone cannot independently implement projects in the districts hence the need to engage NGOs to facilitate mobilization of resources for smooth project implementation,” she added.

District Commissioner (DC) for Mwanza Humphrey Gondwe commended the reform team for the visit to the council saying the visit had given them insights on how to bring innovation when serving the community.

The PSRMU officials are in a country wide tour to appreciate implementation of public service reforms in all the councils.

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