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USAID supports Malawi Parliament with US$11.6m for quality service delivery

USAID supports Malawi Parliament

By Dorica Mtenje

LILONGWE-(MaraviPost)-United States Agency for International Development (USAID) on Friday, December 9, 2022 launched a new program worthy US$11.6 million to Malawi Parliament.

The funds at aimed at supporting the house towards its legislative, oversight and representative functions implementation.

USAID Action Director Telesa McGhie said the program will contribute towards Malawi’s democratic governance.

She said it is parliament duty to provide checks and balances in critical democratic governance and increasing accountability.

Launching the program, Speaker of Parliament, Catherine Gotan Hara said the funding is enough to help the house to get its business done smoothly.

Hara added that Parliament will be able to conduct public inquiries and public hearings on topical issues, and build the required capacities for Committees, Members of Parliament and Staff.

She said that the project is inline with the effective oversight, legislative and representative functions.

Hara therefore said August will have th capacity to process Bills and come up with laws that create an environment leading to improved service delivery.

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