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Communities hail CRECCOM for improving accountability projects in Mchinji

Community members at Traditional Authority Kawere in Mchinji district have expressed their gratitude to Creative Centre for Community Mobilization (CRECCOM) for encouraging them to be tracking donor-funded projects through their Amplifying Peoples Voices in Demand of Accountability (APVDA) project funded by Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa (OSISA). Kawere Community Theatre Group (CTG) Chairperson Goodwell Mwawa said the training his club received empowered them to be tracking down developmental activities with their duty bearers like Chiefs, Village Development Committees (VDC), and Area Development Committees (ADC). Mwawa said CTG has managed to trace and revamp several development projects in the village following training from CRECCOM. “We tracked the progress of development projects like the construction of the under-five clinic, a bridge and two teachers’ houses around Kawere area,” said Mwawa. community membersare now able to track progress of developments curtsey of CRECCOM Concurring with Mwawa, a facilitator for Kewere Youth Club said that the CTG has tracked down the construction of a bridge that was being constructed in their community without duty bearers taking account of their decisions and use of resources in the area. “We were just seeing a bridge being constructed in our area without us knowing the expenses and purposes of the projects,” said Mwawa Maston Katama, a member of Kawere village said people in the area are now being informed of development projects and using the bridge to travel to trading centers, hospital, and school The project according to CRECCOM Programme Officer for Muhammad Kananji seeks to empower community members to track projects in their respective communities. Sharing is Caring!

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