Stakeholders push for implementation of civic education policy

Stakeholders in the northern region have asked government to speed up implementation of the civic education policy in the country.

Mpondaminga: Consultation process of the policy has incorporated a cross section of stakeholders

The sentiments were made during a regional consultation meeting on the national civic education policy held on Monday.

Livingstonia Synod’s Church and Society Executive Director, Moses Mkandawire said government through the Civic Education and Community Development ministry is taking long to finalize the policy.

“We have heard that the policy started in 2007 but the consultation meeting with stakeholders is happening this year, almost 10 years down the line. Why this delay?” he asked.

Mzuzu University Public Relations Officer, Chigomezgo Gondwe proposed that the consultative meetings should also be taken to rural areas.

She said traditional leaders and youths who were absent in the meeting were equally important because they are the carriers of the messages.

Deputy Director of Culture in the Ministry of Civic education and Community Development, Humphrey Mpondaminga said government has made sure that all relevant stakeholders are taken on board in the implementation of the policy.

“I can assure you that the consultation process of the policy has incorporated a cross section of stakeholders to ensure that all people are taken on board,” he said.

He further commended the government for coming up with the policy which will help in developing the country.

The regional stakeholder consultative meeting was first held in August in Blantyre and Lilongwe is expected to host a similar one in subsequent weeks.

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