Rumphi District Executive Committee (DEC) has commended Synod of Livingstonia Development department (Soldev) for its projects in the district.
Soldev is implenting projects focusing on sustainable agriculture, economic empowerment and environmental conservation.
Speaking during a DEC meeting last week when Soldev and other organisations presented their projects, Rumphi District Council director of planning and development Frank Mkandawire said the projects were having an impact, especially in Mhuju.
“We have seen changes in the area. Lives have improved. Our only worry is that they have been there for some time. There is need to go to other areas to spread the interventions,” he said.
Mkandawire also asked the synod to engage government’s structures to ensure sustainability of the projects when they leave.
“Government, being the one coordinating projects in the district will help find ways of sustaining interventions in the areas so that people’s lives keep on improving,” he said.
Soldev executive director Kenneth Sakala said the organisation has no problem in reaching other areas with the interventions.
He said the department will engage its donor, TearFund, to support other areas that the council will recommend. “We want to complete the cycle so that when leaving the area, the beneficiaries can sustain the interventions,” said Sakala.