UN agencies promise to promote good governance in Malawi

United Nations (UN) agencies say are committed to establish initiatives aimed at promoting good governance in the country.

Speaker Msowoya and UN envoy Torres share a light moment
Msowoya: The signing of MoU would help to shift parliamentary operations to higher levels. 

UN representative, Maria Jose Torres said Tuesday during the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Malawi National Assembly and the UN held at Parliament Building in Lilongwe.

Torres said the MoU the two signed has true manifesto of delivering programs that would promote good governance in the country.

“As UN, we are doing reforms to enhance our system in dealing with issues of governance in member countries, for this reason, we decided to sign a pact with Government of Malawi.

“The UN System and Government of Malawi are determined to work together to implement the reforms,” said Torres.

She added the UN Reform process was sanctioned by the (UN) member states to improve operations for the agenda 2030, which targets promotion of good governance.

Torres was optimistic the signing of the MoU was a genuine proof of UN’s commitment to work together with Government of Malawi in promoting good governance.

She said the UN agenda 2030 required concerted efforts between the UN and Malawi Government, and that parliament has a great role to play.

“We are looking forward to joining hands with the government to achieve our agenda, and Parliament has a critical role to play in the implementation of Sustainable Development Goals through their legislative, oversight and representative role towards agenda 2030,” she said.

In his speech, Speaker of National Assembly, Richard Msowoya expressed his gratitude to UN, saying its initiative would help to improve parliamentary services, hence the promotion of good governance in the country.

Msowoya further said the signing of MoU would help to shift parliamentary operations to higher levels.

UN Women and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) were the UN agencies present during the signing ceremony.

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