By Aamon Butao
With an aim to eradicate poverty in the country, Centre for Social Concern is implementing a project called Strengthening the Capacity of Citizens to demand Transparency and Accountability in Public Finance Management for Reduced Poverty and Inequality.
Speaking during an orientation meeting with the media, Executive Director for the organization Father Dr. James Ngahy said that the project will improve Public Financial Management for Reduced Inequality and Poverty through improved Transparency and Accountability at all levels.
Farther Ngahy said that it is pity to see Malawi being listed among the poorest rated countries on a global scale, countries where there is civil war and ethnic violence.
According to Father Ngahy, Malawi is the Hundred and twenty-third least developed, corrupt nation out of one hundred and eighty countries, according to the 2019 Corruption Perceptions Index reported by Transparency International.
He said this is a fact that corruption erodes the trust people have in the public sector to act in the best interests of the citizenry.
Father Dr. James Ngahy Executive Director for the Centre for Social Concern
In his remarks, budget officer at the ministry of finance Joyous Chandwira said that implementing several developments at once makes government to lose focus.