Minister of Gender, Children, Disability and Social Welfare Mary Navicha has advised Zomba-based non-governmental organisations (NGOs) to submit reports to government to ensure easy monitoring of their activities.
Speaking in Zomba last week during a familiarisation tour of Youth Net and Counselling (Yoneco) headquarters, the minister observed that submission of reports enables government to track all their activities.
“The objective of the reports is to track all the efforts that NGOs are making in the implementation of their projects,” she said.
Navicha commended Yoneco for establishing safe homes, which are temporary accommodation for survivors of violence and abuse in Zomba as well as streamlining advanced information and communication technology innovations, including the Yoneco FM Radio Station and the Tithandizane Helpline Mobile App.
In her remarks, Yoneco deputy board chairperson Nazen Kaphagawani said submission of reports is key to ensuring that their activities are known by government.
She said Yoneco envisions a self-reliant, healthy and resilient society that respects human rights and democratic values.
“So far, we have no strong economic empowerment activities targeting street children and their households, resulting in children returning to the streets after reintegration,” she said.