Women’s Legal Resource Centre (Wolrec) programme manager Gift Mauluka has asked public servants to disclose their roles to the citizens they are supposed to serve.
He said this on Monday at Bolero in Rumphi at a meeting funded by Danish Church Aid.
According to the activist, the meeting offered voiceless citizens, especially women, a chance to interact with duty-bears from courts, police , healthcare sector and agriculture development office.
“It is pathetic that many people fail to demand answers from duty-bearers because they hardly know where to go for solutions to problems they face,” said Mauluka.
Wolrec is running a project to promote responsible land governance to achieve food security among small-holder farmers in Rumphi.
Its agents have formed action groups in 30 villages where the locals discuss ways of achieving fairness and gender equality when it comes to land ownership.
Group village head Kamzinga of Bolero commended Worlec and the groups for offering rural Malawians a platform to share their concerns, ways of overcoming their challenges and holding duty-bearers to account.
Kamzinga appealed for more meetings to dial up the locals’ demands for transparency and accountability. n