Friday, August 19News That Matters
Shadow

Dowa CSOs say Chakwera should not assent to NGO Amendment Bill

Share the story

By Mphatso M’bang’ombe 


Leaders of almost 25 Civil Society Organizations in Dowa have asked President Lazarus Chakwera not to assent to the recently passed NGO Amendment bill.

The CSOs reflected on the NGO Amendment bill in Mponela on Friday with a view of strengthening and enhancing collaboration among CSOs working in the district with support from Centre for Social Accountability and Transparency, CSAT.

George Kaunda of Mponela Aids Information and Counselling Centre MAICC presented the  NGO Amendment bill by Parliament which was recently passed by Parliament.

Kaunda said the bill has some provisions that will infringe on CSO operations in the country thereby reducing checks and balance in different government and non-state actor’s projects.

Chairperson for Civil society Organisations Network in the district Fr. Elias Chizule urged political leaders not to take CSOs as their enemies in development but partners who supplement government agendas such as the 2063 agenda and efforts in combating corrupt practices.

He also asked for unity of purpose among the CSOs when implementing social accountability projects in the district.

The CSO leaders agreed that there is need to review the bill to remove problematic provisions which are limiting civic spaces which is freedom of association.“`

Related News
“Penapake Pakayenda Bwino Zambia Tidya Nayo Bwino”-Dr Chakwera.

President Lazarus Chakwera dzulo lachitatu anapanga mkumano wapadera ndi President wa dziko la Zambia Hakainde Hichilema pambali pa mkumano wa Read more

Africa Not For Sale – Chakwera Bite The West

President Dr Lazarus Chakwera has handed over SADC Chairmanship to Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) President Felix Tshisekedi, with a Read more

Chakwera Hands Over SADC Chairmanship To President Tshisekedi

President Lazarus Chakwera has handed over the chairpersonship of Sadc to Democratic Republic of Congo President Felix Tshisekedi. In his Read more

Current ACB Under Chizuma Is Clueless Time Waster

Malawians on social media have taken swipe at the country’s graft bursting agency Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) for petty arrests without Read more

Demonstrations Put On Hold Await Chakwera To Come Back From SADC

Action Against Impunity - AAI has put on hold its demonstrations expected to be held on Thursday 18th August, citing Read more

Comedian Chaponda Visits Chakwera At State House

President Chakwera on Monday hosted celebrated UK-based Malawian comedian, Daliso Chaponda, at Kamuzu Palace. In their interaction, Dr Chakwera encouraged Read more

Chakwera Named Overall Champion

The National planning Commission - NPC has named President Lazarus Chakwera as Overall Champion on the list of people that Read more

Chakwera To Attend SADC Summit In DRC

All is set for the 42nd Ordinary Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) Summit of Heads of State and Government in Read more

Chakwera Inspects Works At Lilongwe Institute Of Orthopaedics

President Dr Lazarus Chakwera is this afternoon inspecting construction works of the Lilongwe Institute of Orthopaedics and Neurosurgery. The President Read more

Martha Chizuma’s ACB Substandard Report Backfires, Chakwera Deceived

Chilima, Kapondamgaga be reinstated Zuneth Sattar To Be Apologised When President Lazarus Chakwera described Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) Director General Martha Read more


Share the story

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.