Creative Centre for Community Mobilization launched a one-year project called Amplifying People’s Voices in Demand of Social Accountability in Balaka district.
Speaking after a workshop on training of trainers on Radio Listening Clubs and Community Theatre Groups that will be working with the project, the Program Officer for the project, Muhammad Kananji, said that CRECCOM is supporting the government to fight corruption among community leaders and structures.
He said that CRECCOM will amplify people’s voices in local government structures in demand of service delivery and accountability.
“The project also seeks to increase participation of rural youth and women in district assemblies, improve service delivery and development outcomes,” he said.
CRECCOM Officers during the training of trainers on Radio Listening Clubs under Amplifying Peoples Voices in Demand of Social Accountability
On his part, a Facilitator for James Radio Listening Club, James Kaliza from James Village in Balaka said the project will help to ensure that transparency and accountability is achieved among community structures in the district.
“There is a lot of corruption, fraud, and misuse of local development funds that are meant for development activities. The project will help to reduce such kind of practices and bring development in the district.
Amplifying People’s Voices in Demand of Social Accountability is funded by Open Society Initiatives for Southern Africa (OSISA) and will be implemented at Traditional Authorities Kapalamula, Nsamala and Chanthunya in Balaka district.