The Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB), National Initiative for Civic Education (Nice) Trust and Lilongwe City Council have trained ward development committees in Lilongwe on effective development management.
The exercise, which started in 2019 and will be conducted nationwide, has so far been done in Dedza, Ntcheu and Lilongwe. It is expected to be rolled out to the rest of the districts in the coming months, according to officials.
Ward development committees, set up in 2019, have not been given any formal training to guide them in their role of contributing to ward development.
Speaking during the training in Lilongwe on Tuesday, ACB principal public education officer Catherine Nkhoma explained the history of the campaign.
“This is the first time ACB, in collaboration with other agencies, has provided formal training on how ward development committees should work in order to deliver quality results in their respective wards,” she said.
Nice Trust Lilongwe Urban district education officer Hajira Ali spoke highly of the development, saying Malawians will benefit from the exercise.
The council’s city development strategy manager Gift Kasamira said the exercise will give ward development committees a clear picture of what LCC expects from them.