Mzuzu SOS Children’s Villages has asked stakeholders in the country to incorporate traditional leaders in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic.
The organisation’s programme director George Kondowe made the call on Thursday in Mzuzu at the opening ceremony of a Covid-19 preparedness and response workshop for 45 traditional leaders from Mzimba District.
He said: “We feel stakeholders have not communicated adequately on the precautionary measures communities should follow. We still have information gaps in hard-to-reach areas in the country.
“So, stakeholders should incorporate traditional leaders in implementing Covid-19 interventions.”
Kondowe also said SOS Children’s Village is supporting government in a series of activities as outlined in the Covid-19 National Preparedness and Response Plan.
Mzimba North district medical officer Shadreck Ngwira appealed to stakeholders to disseminate Covid-19 information in the district.
Group village head Tepture Singini thanked SOS for incorporating chiefs in the fight against the pandemic.