The newly appointed advisor to the President on Non-Governmental Organizations Mabvuto Bamusi says he will ensure co-existence between government and civil society organizations.
Bamusi said Mutharika is fully committed to frequently engage and work hand in hand with the Civil Society Organizations (CSO’s) in an effort to bring back on track the economy of the nation.
He said he will personally be acting as a “bridge between the government and the CSO community”.
Bamusi said the CSO has a crucial role to play to ensure there is development in every country.
“There is going to be frequent engagement between CSO’s and the President and this commitment has personally be made by the President himself” Bamusi said in an exclusive interview in Capital FM’s Straight talk Programme on Tuesday.
Bamusi observed that previously there was too much rivalry between government and civil society organizations
He said sour relationship between the government and CSO’s in previous leadership has been threatening the survival of the Malawi nation hence the need to change things now and that the two parties understand the importance of working together.
He, however, reminded all Malawians that as the nation clocks 50 years of independence on 6th July this year, it is high time people forget focusing on political issues but rather put attention on developmental issues.
“This is time for consensus and we need to move forward,” Bamusi said.
As he will be leaving the office, the human rights and economic activists said he would love to leave a legacy that during his tenure of office as a Special Assistant to the President on Non-Governmental Organization, the cemented and strengthen the relationship between the government and the CSO community.