CONGOMA launches NGO week in Lilongwe

Council for Non-Governmental Organisations (CONGOMA) on Monday launched NGO week in the Capital City Lilongwe a mid division locking the NGO fraternity.

CONGOMA boss Ronald Mtonga briefing journalist on the NGO Week
CONGOMA boss Ronald Mtonga briefing journalist on the NGO Week

Addressing reporters in Lilongwe, CONGOMA Executive Director,  Ronald Mtonga, said the event is very important because it gives chance to both local and international NGOs to showcase their activities.

According to Mtonga, 30 out 550 NGOs will display their activities under the theme “Partnership for mutual accountability for sustainable results.”

During the event the NGOs will display their activities from 17-20 November in Sapitwa Hall at Cross Roads Hotel.

“The week run from Wednesday 18th November 2015 at 8.30am at Cresta Hotel in Lilongwe, Malawi to Friday 20th November and on  Friday 20th November there will be CONGOMA General Assembly,” said Mtonga.

The observance of NGO Week started in 2004 at Lilongwe Technical College where late President Bingu wa Mutharika graced the occasion.

Another one was held in Mzuzu in 2007 and lastly the NGO Week was commemorated in Lilongwe last year where President Mutharika,  graced the occasion.

According to the Congoma ED the weak is important to NGOs because it gives them an opportunity to  showcase their works and services as well as enhancing visual accountability and transparency in NGO work.

During the week Minister of Gender and Community Services, Patricia Kaliati, as Minister responsible for NGOs has been invited as Guest of Honour

“All 450 or so NGOs will attend as this is their day while over 40 NGOs have confirmed to mount displays,” said Mtonga.

According to Mtonga, the NGO Week is co-hosted by NGO Board of Malawi and Council for NGOs in Malawi (CONGOMA) as regulator and coordinator respectively of all NGOs in Malawi as per NGO Act 2000.

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6 years ago

You have to pay to display your activity pictures, not sure why we pay CONGOMA and NGO board every Year?

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