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Livingstonia hails government partnership

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The Livingstonia Synod of the Church of Central African Presbyterian (CCAP) has pledged to continue working with government by providing support services in the sectors of education, health, and good governance.

The Synod’s Moderator- Elect Reverend Douglas Chipofya, made the remarks when the synod under Church and Society Department launched Community Action Against Poverty (CAAP) project to be implemented in Chitipa

Chipofya said the synod does not only reach out to communities with spiritual care but it is also involved in a number of development projects related to issues of education, health care and HIV and Aids among others.

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“The Synod has become an important faith based organisation that complements the work of government which is the principal duty bearer in ensuring that people’s rights are fulfilled through improved service delivery. As such, we remain committed to working with the government of the day in the quest to address challenges that people are facing without regard to their political, religious or ethnic affiliations.

“We are aware that working hand in hand with the government ensures sustainability of our programmes,” Chipofya said.

He said the synod established many departments that address issues of national interest, citing the development department that tackles issues of food security, water and sanitation.

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He said since its inception, the department has implemented a number of projects bordering on provision of food relief, water and sanitation and other services that have benefited communities especially living in rural areas.

Church and Society Executive Director, Moses Mkandawire, said the project will among others provide support in water, education, health, economic empowerment and informal justice service to the communities in Chitipa.

The implementers, Church and Society of CCAP Synod of Livingstonia, will be engaging communities in implementing the project which is funded by Transform Aid International.

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