Community members at Traditional Authority (T/A) Kawere in Mchinji district have expressed their gratitude to Creative Centre for Community Mobiilization (CRECCOM) for encouraging them to be tracking donor funded projects through their Amplifying Peoples Voices in Demand of Accountability project funded by Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa (OSISA).
A Chairperson for Kawere Community Theatre Group (CTG), Goodwell Mwawa said that the training which
his club received empowered them to be tracking down development activities with their duty bearers like
Chiefs, Village Development Committees and Area Development Committees.
He said that the CTG has managed to trace and revamp a number of development projects in the village following trainings from CRECCOM on the same.
“We tracked the progress of development projects like the construction of a bridge around Kawere area,” said
Concurring with Mwawa, a Facilitator for Kewere Youth Club said that the CTG has tracked down the construction of a bridge which was being constructed in their community without duty bearers taking account for 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 that people are now being informed of the development
projects and using the bridge to travel to trading centers, hospital and school
The Programme Officer for CRECCOM, Muhammad Kananji said that the project seeks to empower community members to track projects in their communities