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A volunteer receiving his bicycle A volunteer receiving his bicycle Image taken by Blessings KANG'OMBE

NICE Trust Donates Bicycles To Communities

Written by  Written By Blessings KANG'OMBE Jan 18, 2017

Representatives of National Initiative for Civic Education (NICE Trust) in Ntcheu district have hinted that promotion of good governance and democracy cannot be achieved if volunteers continue to travel long distances without a good mode of transport.

The sentiment by NICE Trust follows the distribution of bicycles to some of its volunteers and Citizen Forums committees in the district.

The European Union (EU) funded donation comes months after the Trust also distributed40 bicycles to its volunteers and citizen forum committees from various communities in the district.

The idea behind it all is to ease mobility challenges to communities who are in forefront raising awareness on good governance and rule of law to both duty bearers and rights holders.

Speaking to Capital FM, District Civic Education Officer for NICE Trust in Ntcheu stated that despite communities having the capacity in enhancing the rule of law, access to good mode of transport remains a challenge.

According to Alinafe Chikakuda, those in hard to reach areas find it difficult to get information since the volunteers as well as citizen forum members have to walk on foot to raise awareness on issues of governance and democracy.

Chairlady for Matcheleza Zone Citizen Forum Magret Samumdeni expressed gratitude with the donation stating the mode of transport means a lot to them hence will act as motivator to all the members as well.

 

She therefore assured safety custody of the bicycle stressing that the property will be used by all committee members when discharging duties so it will be unreasonable to under estimate its safety.

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