Minister of Local Government and Rural Development Ben Phiri has commended World Vision Malawi (WVM) for its interventions in various sectors of development, saying they complement government’s efforts to achieve United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The minister made the remarks on Friday in Phalombe during the organisation’s 16 and 17 years celebration in children’s interventions in Kamwendo, Mulanje and Mkhumba, Phalombe, respectively.
“Government is committed to alleviate poverty and hunger, and improve education and health access in the country. For 17 years WVM carried out projects to enhance food security and resilience, health and nutrition, education and skills development for sustainable socio-economic growth in the areas. The efforts put the country on track to achieving the SDGs,” he said.
WVM director of advocacy, communication and justice for children Charles Gwengwe said the organisation is satisfied to have empowered the communities in development.
“Our interventions were meant to advance children’s well-being. We have achieved that by addressing communities’ food insecurity, limited access to health care and education, and safe water among others,” he said.
One of the beneficiaries in Traditional Authority Mkhumba, MavutoMpakati, said he was grateful to WVM for improving all sectors of people’s lives in the area.