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‘Address root cause of poverty in Malawi’

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Norwegian Church Aid (NCA) has emphasised the need to address the root cause of poverty and recent disasters which Malawi has been experiencing.

This comes at a time the organisation has reached 1.2 million people with water and sanitation services, 23,000 households have adopted climate smart agriculture practices and 85,000 children and women have received medical and psychosocial care after suffering from violence and abuse.

NCA Board Secretary General Dagfinn Hoybraten was speaking in Lilongwe during celebrations marking NCA’s 75 years of existence.

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Hoybraten said they will continue to work tirelessly to provide assistance to those in need.

“Our mandate seek justice and save lives has never felt more urgent. Through our programmes, men and women have increased their income through improved market access and economic empowerment projects.

“We help those whose needs are greatest, regardless of ethnicity, culture, political or religious affiliation and we always work to address the root causes of poverty, “ Hoybraten said.

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Labour Minister Vera Kamtukule said Malawi appreciates such partnerships.

She said the time has come to stop talking and start addressing challenges besetting Malawians.

“Hearing the numbers that are being mentioned, we are certain that Malawi is heading in the right direction in poverty eradication.

“We, as a country, want to see the lives of people changed. As such, when organisations such as NCA are helping us in that cause, we are very grateful,” Kamtukule said.

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