With the intentions of responding to the community’s needs, Transparency International Zambia (TIZ) has asked civil society organizations (CSOs) to help address issues that are affecting communities.
Officer Rosaria Lungu, TIZ Advocacy, says “Our plan is to start working with all CSOs in communities to ensure that efforts are put together on common cases affecting communities. We understand that the government is getting frustrated, receiving the same issue from different organizations. We need to network if we are to excel and help people in the communities,” she said.
TIZ will open 10 districts across the country where TIZ has offices. The centres will also help people who have complaints and information on public service delivery.
“We aim at advocacy to provide free legal advice or practical help to citizens and to increase capacity of public institutions to work with people by receiving and dealing with complaints effectively. We want to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the existing anti-corruption interventions in the delivery of public services,” concluded Lungu.