National Initiative for Civic Education (Nice) Trust in Nsanje has appealed to political parties to work together to ensure that development thrives.
Kondwani Malunga, Nice district civic education officer for Nsanje, made the appeal during the Multiparty Liaison Committee meeting held over the weekend at Fatima Teachers’ Development Centre in the district.
He said: “The campaign period is over and it is time parties worked together irrespective of their political ideologies so that development in flood-prone areas does not suffer.
“We have received reports that some political parties in the district are not working together a year after the tripartite elections, this is unhealthy for the country’s democracy.”
Malunga emphasised that his office, with funding from the European Union (EU), will strive to promote unity among politicians in the district regardless of their political ideologies so as to meet community developmental needs.
Councillors for Ruo and Fatima wards, Mark Molotali and Rose Makiyi, commended Nice for organising the meeting which they described as an eye-opener for party leaders and their followers in the district.