President HAKAINDE HICHILEMA has called on civil society organisations to partner with governments to develop and improve the welfare of the people.
President HICHILEMA says the presence of CSOs in any country is very important as their voice contributes to the welfare of the local people.
The President was speaking at the inaugural Civil Society Forum held on the sidelines of the US-Africa Leaders’ summit held at the United States Institute of Peace and organised by USAID.
Speaking earlier, USAID Administrator General, SAMANTHA POWELL, described the role CSOs as important to the overall development of any country.
Ms. POWELL said USAID, which has been working with CSOs, has found them to be useful in strengthening of democracy.