Action/2015 Malawi calls on govt to localize international development goals

Action/2015 Malawi has called on government to localize international development goals for positive results on the ground.


Kaluzi: Call for accountability

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.

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7 thoughts on “Action/2015 Malawi calls on govt to localize international development goals”

  1. Limk says:

    Relevant stand

  2. Montello Davis says:

    The talk of Government should do this, Government should do that really pisses me off. Malawi must realize that development requires collective effort to pull in one direction. Economic policies for Malawi have been predominantly pro poor with very little of positive results to show. Substantial development assistance has gone through the NGO sector since the early 1990s but the expected outcomes have failed to demonstrate staying power. It is a shared problem that does not spare any sector. NGOs have also shortchanged beneficiaries for whom development assistance has been provided. They have been the most secretive sector I have ever encountered, highly resistant to probity. Institutional mechanisms must be strengthened at all levels to make sure that what belongs to the poor gets to the poor and brokers of development whether government, local authorities or non state actors must be accountable not only to the source of development finance but also to the recipients to overcome the nets that are inhibiting efficient flow and performance of development policies.

  3. APM says:

    Alan Rusbridger, the Guardian’s editor. A colleague says, “His physical appearance doesn’t tell you how tough he is.”
    At eight-thirty on the morning of June 21st, Alan Rusbridger, the unflappable editor of the Guardian, Britain’s liberal daily, was in his office, absorbing a lecture from Jeremy Heywood, the Cabinet Secretary to Prime Minister David Cameron. Accompanying Heywood was Craig Oliver, Cameron’s director of communications. The deputy editor, Paul Johnson, joined them in Rusbridger’s office, overlooking the Regent’s Canal, which runs behind King’s Cross station, in North London. According to Rusbridger, Heywood told him, in a steely voice, “The Prime Minister, the Deputy Prime Minister, the Foreign Secretary, the Attorney of allied governments. It also revealed, agai

  4. APM says:


  5. Patrick says:

    Give malawians first priority in development projects

  6. In taking a free ride on Malawians you come up with this group claiming its of 500 NGOs. List down the groups and tell us who’s funding you. Malawians are tired of NGOs or their grouping bankrolled by polticians and I am afraid you could be one of them. Take Action/2015 into your family otherwise mother Malawi will be here beyond 2015 but needs visionary leadership not what we now have.

  7. Peter Muthanyula says:

    Worsened from what to what?

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