Action/2015 Malawi has called on government to localize international development goals for positive results on the ground.
The group is part of the global Action/2015 which is a movement of people who believe that 2015 can be a pivotal year to change the future and has a membership of 500 organizations in the country.
Briefing journalists in Lilongwe, Action/2015Malawi National Coordinator Simekinala Kaluzi said this year’s commitments should be a turning point in soaring levels of inequality and discrimination driven by economic policies that deliver for a few rather than the many.
“Efforts we are putting are not enough to bail out over 4 million citizens who are still living in extreme poverty. Its high time we walk the talk rather than having frameworks that doesn’t reflect the change people want,” he said.
The movement recommends government to be fully accountable to Malawians and transparent in the use of resources acquired for public use.
“Transparency and protection of the utilization of resources earmarked for development in specific expenditures in the national budget and involvement of all stakeholders in formulation, decision-making and implementation of national and international development priorities, policies and plans is paramount,” said Kaluzi.
The 2010 Integrated Household Survey (IHS) shows that poverty has worsened from 56.6 percent in 2005 to 56.2 percent in 2010.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :