DaDEN elects George Kaunda as its new Chairperson


The Dowa District Education Network (DaDEN), a sub-committee of the Dowa Civil Society Organizations (CSO) Network has elected George Kaunda as its new Chairperson at an election which was presided over by a vibrant Dowa Media team mandated by the CSO Network Chairperson Maxwell Kadutsa.

Kaunda has taken over the leadership from Gift Mwale who was elected as the Committee’s Secretary at the elections which were held at DAPP Teacher’s Training College in the district, the elections saw ZOE Ministries elected as Vice Chairperson and Aness Banda of Teams Advancement in Women and Agriculture (TAWINA) scooped the position of Treasurer.

In his acceptance speech, George Kaunda who is MAICC’s Programs Manager, said his election will allow him to join a bandwagon of those who are promoting quality education in the district.

Kaunda called for the spirit of working together to ensure that education is a priority in the district lamenting that when the council is allocating resources to go towards various projects, the education sector is not funded the way it is supposed to be.

“We need to collaborate, education is not a classwork, it starts with governance, we can all promote governance in education to achieve good results in our district,” he said.

Speaking earlier, the outgoing DaDEN Chairperson Gift Mwale of Kasalika Development Community, thanked the Dowa Media team for ably handling the elections and members for voting organizations of their choice to lead the committee for the next 3 years.

Mwale appealed to other sub-committees to emulate the example set by DaDEN that when their mandate is over, they should accept holding elections for others to continue to enhance cooperation, transparency, and accountability.

He called for the need of the members to work together for the good of the Dowa people in the education sector observing that Dowa is one district where CSOs meet with one common purpose, complimenting government efforts towards delivery of social services.

“CSOs implementing education component work with one purpose, improving quality of education in the district,” said Mwale.

He congratulated those who have been elected into various positions to serve the committee with diligence and dedication so that they leave a mark for the other members to judge them at the expiry of their terms of office wishing them good success.

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