Written by Moses Masiye
Aug 14, 2015

There are fears that community technical college initiative maybe marred by foreigners accessing the services especially in boarder districts if there is no speedy implementation of national identities.

Vice chairperson for civil society network in Ntcheu, a district that shares boundaries with Mozambique, asked president Peter Mutharika to consider speedy implementation of national identities, saying this is one other possible solution.

“Ntcheu and other districts sharing boundaries with other countries have for a long time been complaining of foreigners accessing the country’s free services especially in the areas of health and education at the expense of the tax payer.

“It is to this regard that civil societies raise fears that this may trickle down to community technical colleges once they get rolling,” said Chikakuda.

Presdential advisor on civil society organisations Mavuto Bamusi assured the civil society networks during consultation meetings that the fears will be tabled before the president and will probably provide feedback.

He said:- “This concern and others solicited countrywide during consultations with CSOs will be tabled before the president.”

Meanwhile, National registration bureau publicist Norman fulatira says the process that requires about 20 million united states dollars, is on the move, after government allocated 1.5 billion kwacha in this year’s national budget.

“Production of national identities may commence by December in some parts of the country,” said Fulatira.

Other common concerns the civil society organisations raised include thorough audit of district councils, saying there is a growing tendency of financial mismanagement in most councils countrywide.

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