Thyolo District Council for Flagship Projects
Authorities in Thyolo have called on the non-state actors to introduce value for money and flagship projects which can bring total transformation to the lives of people.
District commissioner, Hudson Kuphanga has observed that the district has a lot of social economic needs that require partners with huge investments.
Kuphanga has made it clear that the district is no longer entertaining half-baked projects since its Social Economic Plan (SEP) and District Development Plan (DDP) are indicating that people need total transformation.
"What we are saying is, we need flagship projects. This is what the government is actually stipulating. So, if the projects are coming to Thyolo, I have told them they should bring recognisable money which will change the setup and lives of people," Kuphanga stressed.
Kuphanga said this on Wednesday during the launch of Self Help Africa and United Purpose rebranding and a five year strategic plan, where he further called on the organization to target rural areas.
The organization's WASH program manager, Smorden Tomoka said the combined effort is aimed at challenging hunger, social injustice and effects of climate change among marginalized communities.
Tomoka said the merger means a renewed commitment to development, while its new 2023-2027 strategy has been aligned to achieving the Malawi 2063.
"Our combined effort means, we will challenge hunger, social injustice and challenges that are coming as a result of climate change and our work will focus on the marginalized communities," he said.
Thyolo district council chairperson, Rhustin Banda is sure that the partnership will transform the district.
Self Help Africa rebranded in 2021, but the national launch took place in September this year with thematic area of water, sanitation and hygiene programs.