Extension workers urged to scale up CSEPWP activities in Phalombe

Phalombe District Council has urged Extension Workers on Climate Smart Enhanced Public Works Programme (CSEPWP) to scale up its activities expected to roll out in September.

The programme is among Social Support Resilient Livelihood programs (SSRLP) government was implementing with funding from World Bank with support from National Local Government Financial Committee.  

Speaking during the official opening of a three day training workshop on Integrated Catchment Management and Safety net planning for CSEPWP, Phalombe District Commissioner (DC) Rodrick Mateauma urged extension workers to work hard in the implementation of the programme for it to be successful.

Phalombe District Commissioner (DC) Rodrick Mateauma  with extension workers

"I would like to urge you to understand what is required on the ground for the successful implementation of the programme.

“We all know that this is a crash program where a lot of activities are being done within a limited time so that we roll out the program in September. However let us make sure not to compromise on quality," he said.

Mateauma commended the extension workers who worked in the five catchment areas during the pilot phase saying that the programme was a success hence government scaling it up to all districts in the country.

To that end extension workers in the district committed themselves to work to their ability to improve lives of the grassroots and to produce good results.

Phalombe was among 10 districts where Enhanced Public Works Program was implemented under pilot phase in five catchment areas. 

The district will now have 16 Catchment areas and 10 will be model catchment with 18, 968 beneficiaries to be working in the catchment areas.