Minister of Civic Education, Culture and Community Development Patricia Kaliati has called for closer collaboration among stakeholders in civic education to enhance the country’s socioeconomic development.
She said this on Tuesday, when she chaired a stakeholders meeting in Lilongwe aimed at harmonising work in her ministry and formulating a strategic plan for the next five years.
“The Ministry of Civic Education, Culture and Community Development was created recently following the re-organisation of government ministries and departments by the President. The mandate of my ministry is to provide effective civic education, cultural and community development services through participatory programmes for sustainable social and economic development. To achieve this, we thought it wise to work together with all the stakeholders,” said Kaliati.
She said to realise the ministry’s vision and mandate, it requires a strong, mutual, collaborative partnership and unity of purpose between government and all players providing civic education.
In her remarks, Nkhoma Synod Church and Society advocate officer Phoebe Chifungo commended the ministry for seeking views from stakeholders in civic education.
Apart from officials from the Ministry of Civic Education, Culture and Community Development, the meeting also attracted participants from Law Commission, Banja La Mtsogolo, Nkhoma Synod, National Roads Authority, National Initiative for Civic Education (Nice) Trust and non-governmental organisations.