Mulanje District Council has expressed satisfaction with the roles non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and other service providers play in the district.
The council’s vice-chairperson Samson Makwinja said this on Friday at Chambe Primary School in Traditional Authority (T/A) Nkanda in the district during a democracy fair organised by National Initiative for Civic Education Trust (Nice) Southern Region.
He said: “A number of organisations such as Plan Malawi, Malawi Red Cross Society and some government institutions such as the police are here to ensure that people live in comfort.”
Nice civic education officer for the South Enock Chinkhuntha said they organised the democracy fair to provide a platform where citizens could ask duty-bearers about their services.
“There is need for interaction between the community and service providers so that they know what is being done for them in the district,” he said.
An official from Mulanje Police Station Beston Zawanda said people are free to report any incident to the police without fear.
“We now have a reformed police which is ready to keep secrets where necessary,” he said.
Plan Malawi 18+ project officer Alinikisa Mphongolo said they came to sensitise the people to projects they carry out in the district.