Centre for Social Accountability and Transparency has launched a project that will empower community members to monitor public projects and service delivery in traditional authorities Chakhaza, Msakambewa and Dzoole in Dowa.
Addressing Dowa District Executive Committee on Wednesday, the organisation’s executive director Willy Kambwandira said the initiative will help improve service delivery and infrastructure in the district.
“We will train community leaders in project appraisal, monitoring, procurement processes and reporting mechanism,” he said.
On his part, the district’s area development committees chairperson Joseph Chirwa welcomed the project, saying it will help improve transparency in the implementation of Constituency Development Fund (CDF).
“We have challenges to access information regarding how CDF is used. So, we hope that community members will be able to demand such information through this intervention,” he said.
With $40 000 (about K32 million) funding from the United States-based National Endowment for Democracy, the organisation is implementing Strengthening Local Voices and Participation to Improve Local Service Delivery in the district.