ActionAid Malawi asks youth to demand accountability on tax justice 

ActionAid Malawi  (AAM) has implored young people to demand accountability on tax justice so that gender responsive public services are properly financed.

Chipeta: Young people should make sure that their issues a heard to the authorities

AAM programme specialist, Yandura Chipeta said this in Lilongwe on Friday during the virtual meeting of the Tax Justice Webinar Series: socially just public financing systems which are aimed at building capacity of youth on tax justice.

“We want young people to effectively engage with government and other stakeholders in relation to the provision of gender responsive public services and issues affecting them,” she said.

Chipeta said it was very important for young people to mobilise, organise and demand for tax justice and gender responsive public services because these are services they are entitled to and government has a duty to provide these services be it in agriculture, health, education among others.

She added that young people should be at the fore front of making sure that government was utilising locally available resources through the revenue collected.

“We are mainly looking at what they have done in engaging with government as youth, where the gaps are and what else can they do differently in order for them to engage with government,” Chipeta said.

National Coordinator for Action Aid Youth, Activists Willard Kaluwa said young people are custodians of the future and if they are left behind today in making decisions then the country should expect a future that its decisions are not owned by the leaders of that time.

“Today’s revenue collection you would find that we are unable to generate enough to invest at the moment as such most of the investments are from borrowed money which tells us that we are borrowing resources from the future,” he said.

Kaluwa added that, “Those debts will need to be covered by young people who will be leaders tomorrow and at that time they will be responsible to bear a burden that we have utilize resources today.”

He said it was important that young people to advocate for tax justice so that as a country at present should be able to generate resources for investment to avoid limiting the future generations to meet their needs with their resources at that time.

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Joehwalebanda
Joehwalebanda
7 months ago

At first I thought that from the college joining Action Aid is madness. I can assure you that I missed a good opportunity when they invited me for an interview. Promote access to decent work for women, Kwengwere Paul,Happy marriage. Clement etc are there now. But my advice is that do not mix other stories with politics thus what I have seen in some of them. We joined a fodya wa but kungoti mawa timvanji. I had someone in the college,Zomba by the name Paul Kwengwere and he was down one class before me and most of the time talked… Read more »

Kashmacarlmz
Kashmacarlmz
7 months ago

Natural beauty and indeed very quiet lady, please maintain it. Well mannered woman from my home and so proud of you. Mzuzu up to Ekwendeni raining and one needs to drive with caution especially when going home during xmas festive.

Simukwenalo
Simukwenalo
7 months ago

Are you looking for her beauty or ideas made? You must know that the girl is a woman with present husband and a Child.I think you have Understood mwasilira kwambiri.

lovemalawi
lovemalawi
7 months ago

The girl is much good looking and innocent face. Please whoever took her dont dare to torture her and thank you Madam Yarunda Chipeta. Greet him and Children and hope have closed school.

Tmkandawire
Tmkandawire
7 months ago

Madam Chipeta, you seem to have talked wisely where can people find you because is just more than enough on the table. Mulikhu apa.

Hmariwa
Hmariwa
7 months ago

Where are your offices Chipeta because I moved the whole city centre

Hmariwa
Hmariwa
7 months ago

What I can see here is that Action Aid is an organization basically from the North by considering these names Chipeta, Kaluwa, Muhoe, Nkhata etc what is happening?
I find it so difficult to understand it.Sorry that I have spotted the Area concern.

Rakhishana
Rakhishana
7 months ago

I have few questions and dont know your offices here in Lilongwe how do I meet Mrs Yarunda Chipeta. The young one have questions and even in the paper you did not indicate the whereabouts of AAM offices, Good morning Madam.

Matrida Nhumalo
Matrida Nhumalo
7 months ago

The woman is exactly correct and where have you been with such good recommendation.

yondo
yondo
7 months ago

Madam Y.Chipeta how are you.

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