CSOs have space in governance - Bamusi

Written by  Ronald Amos

The Presidential Advisor on Non Governmental Organizations Mavuto Bamusi assured Civil Society Organizations and NGOs that government will continue respecting their views on issues of national importance.

Government to continue respecting views of CSOs Government to continue respecting views of CSOs
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Bamusi said this in Mangochi when he met CSO and NGO leaders from the district. The meeting tackled on various national issues such as Government not to politicize national development programmes.

At the core of conversation on this issue was the community technical colleges government has introduced recently. Some participants raised fears that the programme might be politicized ending in DPP followers benefiting from it.

 

While others said if the programme gets too attached to DPP as a political government if it goes out power the next government might fold it down leaving beneficiaries in the cold and government loosing the invested money.

 

Responding to the concerns Mavuto Bamusi assured the gathering that the DPP led government is setting a new trend that will differentiate national development projects from political parties by among other things establishing a national development council that will act as a bridge of development projects in times of transition from one government to another.

 

Bamusi said the CSO’s views and opinion will always have space in the running of government, calling on leaders to put forward constructive ideas for the good of the nation.

According to Bamusi each district will have benefitted from community colleges programme by 2016.

 

One of the participants Abudul Majid said there was need for government to introduce programmes related to popular activities in a district in the community colleges programme if they were to make a difference.

 

He cited fishing as a career worthy training more youths in Mangochi rather than introducing uniform courses regardless of area and its economic activities.

 

Bamusi then called on the CSO leaders and all concerned parties to advance their views to government assuring them that they will always be considered.

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