Member of Parliament (MP) for Dedza East Juliana Lunguzi says decentralization is a must if Malawi is to develop and there is need to understand the “vehicle” which is supposed to deliver development.
Lunguzi, who is also the chairperson of Health Parliamentary Committee, spoke after meeting with officials from Dedza district commissioner’s office.
During the visit, the legislator shared notes with the District Commissioner, Director of Finance and Administration (DOFA), and the Director of Public Works, among others.
“Since I want to develop Dedza East beyond recognition, I found it necessary to visit the Dedza District Commissioner’s Office to meet framers; the movers and shakers of operations at the district, and other stakeholders,” said Lunguzi.
She further said the DC and the DOFA were helpful and shared a lot information, mainly clarification how the Local Development Fund (LDF) and Constituency Development Fund (CDF) operate.
“The Director of Public Works (DPW) went a step further and shared Dedza East-specific uncompleted work, which gives me and my team a clear idea of the starting point and role in all these development processes.
“The consultations will be on-going but this was a great start,” said Lunguzi.
She said she is now conversant with how the District team operates, its coordinating functions in relation to the many NGOs, development partners and central government operations and challenges and opportunities that exist.
Lunguzi and her team also visited partners like CADECOM, and Concern Universal and “had fruitful discussions with them.”