U.S.-funded pro-democracy group National Democratic Institute (NDI) is pulling its operations out of Malawi amid concerns that corruption, the governance institute fought against, is still rampant.
NDI is stopping funding governance institutions, including the civil society organisations after five years.
NDI country director Sande Kumbaya confirmed the pull out and said the government and other stake holders should come in.
“The government and other stake holders should come in to deal with high levels of corruption,” said the NDI country director.
However, civil society organisations in governance have expressed concern with the NDI decision to pull out of Malawi.
Church and Society of Livingstonia Synod Moses Mkandawire said the activities of some CSOs in the fight against corruption and other governance issues would grind to a halt.
He said the pull out sadly is coming at a time Malawi is experiencing high levels of corruption.
NDI funded activities such as budget tracking, rule of law and drug monitoring among other key issues.
A director in the ministry of Local government Kingsley Dakamau said the government has made great strides in governance issues.
He said the government will continue with its governance projects despite the pull out by the NDI.
Information minister Nicholas Dausi said the fight against corruption involves everyone, not only President Peter Mutharika and his government.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :