Community members at Traditional Authority (T/A) Kawere in Mchinji district have expressed their gratitude to Creative Centre for Community Mobilization (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 several development projects in the village following training from CRECCOM on the same.
“We tracked the progress of development projects like the construction of the under-five clinic, bridge and two teacher’s houses around Kawere area,” said Mwawa.
Concurring with Mwawa, a Facilitator for Kewere Youth Club said that the CTG has tracked down the construction of a bridge that 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