Young legislators starts meeting Wednesday under the Youth Parliament banner in Malawi’s capital, Lilongwe.
Assistant Clerk of Parliament responsible for protocol and public relations, Leonard Mengezi, has said the Youth Parliament, is one of the most important gatherings of the youth where they can discuss issues.
He said the youn parliamentarians representing the country’s 193 constituencies whose term of office last for two years are meeting at Parliament until Friday.
According to Mengezi, resolutions passed by the Youth Parliament are discussed by relevant committees of Parliament such as Social and Community Affairs Committee for tabling in the House.
“The main objective of the Youth Parliament is to give the youth a platform to voice their concerns on critical issues affecting their lives, with the assurance that the government and concerned organisations would be alerted to the challenges they face and take appropriate measures to address them,” he said.
The Youth Parliament is held the same way Members of Parliament conduct their business, with a government side and the opposition.
Youth Parliament is the initiative of the Commonwealth Parliament Association (CPA) and is aimed at giving the youth a platform to air out issues that affect them. It operates in collaboration with some government ministries and institutions such as Unicef.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :