Malawi government angered by NGOs

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Government has accused Non-governmental Organizations (NGOs) of causing problems in the agriculture sector since they roll out projects without consulting relevant sectors.

District Agriculture Development Officer (DADO) for Chiradzulu Sheila Kang’ombe said some NGOs do not follow government policies when implementing development projects.

Allan Chiyembekeza

Minsiter of Agriculture Allan Chiyembekeza.

Kang’ombe made the remarks in reaction to Save the Children’s report presented to District Executive Committee (DEC) in Chiradzulu which indicated that lead farmers trained by the organization managed more than one agriculture technology.

“This is a total deviation from what government policy stipulates. Agriculture policy clearly stipulates that one lead farmer should be responsible for one farm technology. Lead farmers are volunteers and if they are given more work they might not discharge their [voluntary] work as expected,” said Kang’ombe.

She said the plates of volunteers are already full with personal matters as such giving them more work can compromise project impact.

In his remarks, director of planning and development for the council Christopher Nawata urged NGOs operating in the district to share their work plans with the council and relevant sectors to avoid conflicts.

He said: “Communities can be served better if we all move on an equal footing in implementing government development policies.”

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  1. Revive District Agriculture Extension Coordinating Committee (DAECC) and District Stakeholder Panel (DSHP) structures for efficient joint implementation and monitoring of agricultural activities in the district. Rumphi district is an exemplary practical district on that.

  2. Revive District Agriculture Extension Coordinating Committee (DAECC) and District Stakeholder Panel (DSHP) structures for efficient joint implementation and monitoring of agricultural activities in the district. Rumphi district is an exemplary practical district on that.

  3. ndimakhala ku midzi. A Sheila kangombe auzeni zoona anthu. Alangizi aboma palibe cimene akucitapo. Kumidzi kuno tikudalila ama NGO ndi amene akutithandiza kwambili. abomawo abalandila zaulelezo.

  4. ndimakhala ku midzi. A Sheila kangombe auzeni zoona anthu. Alangizi aboma palibe cimene akucitapo. Kumidzi kuno tikudalila ama NGO ndi amene akutithandiza kwambili. abomawo abalandila zaulelezo.

  5. Ngati ku Agriculture’ko zakukanikani dont blame NGOs, zitsiru inu mwalephera ntchito yanu ntchito kuba basi. Kumasowa nzeru zothetsera njala zoona? Kodi mma office mumapangamo chiyani?

  6. Ngati ku Agriculture’ko zakukanikani dont blame NGOs, zitsiru inu mwalephera ntchito yanu ntchito kuba basi. Kumasowa nzeru zothetsera njala zoona? Kodi mma office mumapangamo chiyani?

  7. Ngati ku Agriculture’ko zakukanikani dont blame NGOs, zitsiru inu mwalephera ntchito yanu ntchito kuba basi. Kumasowa nzeru zothetsera njala zoona? Kodi mma office mumapangamo chiyani?

  8. Ngati ku Agriculture’ko zakukanikani dont blame NGOs, zitsiru inu mwalephera ntchito yanu ntchito kuba basi. Kumasowa nzeru zothetsera njala zoona? Kodi mma office mumapangamo chiyani?

  9. I live in rural malawi. A sheila kang’ombe musawamvele. Zoona ndi zoti alangizi aboma PALIBE cimene akucitapo. Inu a ma bungwe ife m’midzi timadalila inu, aboma sitiwaona. This is gospel truth.

  10. Tilibe atsogoleli achikondi zowona umakongoza sment ndi malata osati ftlz amalawi choyamba ndi chakudya kondani azanu umathandiza ma million ku za maswero anthu akufa ndi njala

  11. They realised that govt was dozing off and helped out, why is govt still clinging onto colonial styles when we can now apply dynamics in the field? Even the church mice have now realised that there no more cats in this country olo muzikana.

  12. I live in the rural area. A sheila kang’ombe akunama. zoona zake ndi zoti alangizi aboma PALIBE comwe akucitapo pa ulangizi. amabungwe musawamvele abomawo apusitsa tonsefe. Be assured ma NGO nose m’midzi tikudalila inu.

  13. I live in rural area, the fact is alangizi aboma PALIBE comwe akucitapo. amabungwe musawamvele amenewo ife tikudalila inu.