Public Expenditure Tracking (PET) has been singled out as one of the important indicators to measure if public resources have a direct impact on the well-being of citizens in the country.
The Executive Director for National Initiative for Civic Education (NICE Trust) Ollen Mwalubunju made the sentiments during the opening of a two day workshop in Lilongwe to increase knowledge among its District Civic Education Officers on PET concept.
Mwalubunju said the initiative will ensure transparency as well as promote efficiency in the management of public resources in the country.
“There is a need to track the money and use of such important resourceS to improve the quality of life of Malawians hence the training seeks to equip the staff with knowledge and expertise in dealing with tracking of public resources,” he explained.
Mwalubunju also added that the initiative is within the current strategic plan for the trust to empower citizens to hold duty bearers accountable at all levels of governance.
NICE is a Public Trust committed to deepening democracy and good governance among Malawians through provision of civic and voter education, community empowerment and mobilisation, knowledge management and networking.