By Durell Namasani
The Minister of Civic Education and National Unity Hon Timothy Mtambo was in Chitipa on Saturday where he engaged with people on issues regarding his ministry. The minister also toured a number of centres where affordable farm inputs are being sold.
The aim was to monitor how the affordable farm inputs program is progressing. On his visit the Minister noted a key challenge of network inefficiency in which the transacting system, which is network-based, is mostly experiencing slow performances and breakdowns. This is a glitch that has been equally reported in other numerous selling points across the country.
In his address to the locals , Mtambo assured the people of Chitipa, and the rest of the beneficiaries elsewhere across the country that they are going to benefit from the program nevertheless as long as they are available in the system as experts are hands on to rectify the glitch.
Speaking to reporters the Minister expressed his appreciation of the reception he got in Chitipa “It was particularly encouraging to hear people in Chitipa commending the new administration for actually implementing the program within its short period so far. This is a satisfaction that must be nourished through rectifying the underlying challenges” said Mtambo
The Civic Education Minister also took advantage of the gathering to also conduct some civic education on the underlying social ills of rape and mob justice that have been on the increase in the country .