Blantyre district commissioner Bennett Nkasala has warned non-governmental organisations (NGO’s) who registered with the district but are idle that they risk being ejected.
The DC sounded the warning Tuesday at Lunzu community ground during a graduation ceremony of 28 field agents (FAs) after a training in Savings and Internal Lending Communities Private Service Providers (Silc-PSP).
Said Nkasala: “I am very happy that today we have witnessed the graduation of service providers trained by Save the Children. I warn some NGOs who are not active to follow the example of Save the Children.”
Save the Children, which is part of a consortium of six organisations implementing Ubale project, is funded by Food for Peace (FFP) through USaid, with Catholic Relief Services Malawi as a grant holder. The project aims to reduce chronic malnutrition, food insecurity and build resilience among vulnerable populations through Silc.
Ubale programme manager Wales Magumbi said SilcC is one of the interventions that allow communities to be self-sustained by helping the poor to stabilise their financial condition and start to accumulate an asset base for investment in other programme activities.
He said: “We are targeting 89 000 households and we expect to achieve our target by September 2019 when the project comes to an end.” n