Nepal Minister appreciates INGOs’ support for development

Minister for Women, Children and Senior Citizens Tham Maya Thapa receives the Lutheran World Federation’s General Secretary Martin Junge, in Kathmandu, on Wednesday, September 13. Photo: LWF

Kathmandu, September 13

Nepal’s Minister for Women, Children and Senior Citizens Tham Maya Thapa has appreciated the role of international non-government organisations in the country’s development.

Receiving General Secretary of the Lutheran World Federation, Martin Junge, to her Ministry on Wednesday, Thapa said, “I strongly believe INGOs coordinate and complement the efforts of the government. Such collaboration with international non-government organisations has supported the Government of Nepal to tackle various social problems that are still rampant in the country.”

Junge was accompanied by  Philip Lok OiPeng, Area Secretary for Asia Department for Mission and Development; Allan Calma, Regional Program Coordinator; Prabin Manandhar, Country Director, LWF Nepal; and Joseph Soren, Chairperson, Nepal Evalengical Lutheran Church.

On the occasion, Minister Thapa appreciated the LWF for its humanitarian and development assistance to Nepal and encouraged the organisation to continue the work.

Junge congratulated the Government of Nepal for the successful restructuring of the government. He thanked the Ministry for cooperation and coordination with different INGOs in Nepal.

Explaining his purpose of visit, he said, “The LWF is committed to supporting the government’s efforts to ensure the well being of the population, especially for women, children, senior citizens, refugees, disaster-affected people, internally displaced people and the host communities.”

The objectives of Junge’s visit are learning and sharing of humanitarian and development works in Nepal carried out by LWF Nepal.

He will observe fieldwork carried out by the LWF Nepal and its implementing partners in Jhapa, Morang and Kavre districts. He will also visit earthquake and flood-affected areas.

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