2016 - 2017 Annual Report
The year 2016/17 is the fourteenth year of the Zomba Action Project (ZAP) and my fifth year as Chair of ZAP.It was on 1 April 2015 that the Causeway Coast and Glens
Borough Council (CC&GBC) came into existence, and for
past two years ZAP has worked to maintain the link with the Zomba City
Council (ZCC) and has continued to fund projects in the Zomba area of Malawi.
Over the two years the ZAP Management Board has engaged with the new
Council with a view to ZAP being accepted as its international charity, and the
Council renewing the link with Zomba City Council. In March we received the
good news that the CCGBC has agreed to establish the link with the ZCC in the
coming months, and to provide support for ZAP in the following ways:
* The nomination of 4 or 5 Councillors on to the ZAP Management Board,
* A room in Cloonavin for the Management Board 's monthly meetings, and
eventually an extension of ZAP into all three other legacy Council's areas e.g.
a room to meet in Ballycastle, Ballymoney and Limavady.
* The existing facility at the Parks Nursery of a container to store "useful" items
for transport to Zomba, and the transport facility, a Council van, to take the
donated items to Ballynure as at present.
* The level of support Council may wish to give in actively promoting the
Zomba connection throughout the Borough and the Zomba Action Project's
role in that connection.
I welcome the four Councillors who have been nominated by the CCGBC to the
Board of ZAP and I trust they will be able to assist ZAP in promoting the Zomba
connection throughout the Borough.
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