Government says it is committed to continue providing technical and financial support to Trocaire to ensure effective implementation of its projects in Malawi.
Minister of Natural Resources and Climate Change Michael Usi disclosed this during Trocaires 50th anniversary celebration at Bingu International Convention Center BICC in Lilongwe.
According to Usi, government is pleased with the collaboration of the organization in changing lives of Malawians in promoting the use of modern technology in agriculture, youth and women empowerment, and dealing with effects of climate change.
“As government we are urging you to continue not being bias when it comes to project implementation and funding, we are pleased with how you are operating in Malawi and we are assured that as you reflect on the past 50 years of your existence, you will also consider implementing more developmental projects that will aim at combating hunger and promoting climate and environmental justice.” Said Usi.
In her remarks, Trocaires country director Wamuyu Manyara expressed gratitude over the development and said Tracaire is geared to work with Malawi government towards an extra mile.
However, Manyara stressed a need for collaboration among stakeholders for a resilient nation.
“We have been working with Malawi government as a development partner, a lot of work that we do particularly in terms of agriculture we use the same structure that government has, and now with the ministry of Natural Resources and Climate Change its an eagerly work, as it is, the people of Malawi will be there tomorrow whether or not Trocaire is there so its the spirit of complementarity we dont work on isolation.” She said.
Commenting on the same, Catholic Development Commission in Malawi -CADECOM national coordinator Chimwemwe Sakunda commended Trocaire for its financial support to reach out to cyclone Freddy victims swiftly, during the tragedy and recovery from the damages cause by the cyclone.
“We managed to reach out to cyclone Freddy victims with aid of over 20 000£ from Trocaire, this helped us to provide the most needed necessities to the victims in time. As of now with financial support from Trocaire, at least 730 households have received farm inputs in Phalombe district as part of recovery plan.” Said Sakunda.
In Malawi, Trocaire is working with Catholic Development Commission in Malawi -CADECOM, Womens Legal Resource Center -WOLREC, Youth Wave, among other organizations, in various districts across the country with support from Ireland government.