His Excellency the President of the Republic of Malawi, Dr. Lazarus McCarthy Chakwera, on Wednesday held a meeting with the leadership of the Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC), at Kamuzu Palace in the Capital, Lilongwe.
The President invited HRDC to support the government by monitoring infrastructure projects and giving regular reports on what is causing delays in the completion of some of these projects, in order for him to facilitate their expedition.
HRDC has accepted to play this role as part of its responsibility to provide checks and balances. The President emphasized that these projects are vital to all citizens.
The engagement with HRDC speaks to the President’s efforts to ensure that infrastructure projects are completed on time and that they benefit all Malawians as the country works tirelessly to fast track economic development and attain middle income status.
In this regard the President recognizes the role of civil society in ensuring that government projects are transparent and accountable.
The HRDC has been at the forefront of advocating for human rights in Malawi. The organization has been instrumental in ensuring that human rights are respected and upheld in the country.
The HRDC has also been involved in monitoring elections and ensuring that they are free and fair.