APM’s Community College initiative receives a boost

One of the initiatives President Professor Peter Mutharika had been promising the Malawi nation during his campaign trail was that he would establish community colleges with the view to imparting entrepreneurial skills in the youths to make them self dependent.

What might have appeared as mere rhetoric and campaign gimmick has now started to be recognized as feasible implementable initiative by some well meaning development partners  across the boarders.

Build Tomorrow meet Minister of Foreign Affairs and Internationa Cooparation Dr. George Chaponda in New York on Thursday.(C) -Pic by Govati Nyirenda
Build Tomorrow meet Minister of Foreign Affairs and Internationa Cooparation Dr. George Chaponda in New York on Thursday.(C) -Pic by Govati Nyirenda

The development follows a meeting Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr George Chaponda had on Thursday in New York with members of a New York based organisation called ‘Building Tomorrow’ that should give hope to the youth of Malawi the prospects that they will soon start to benefit from the initiative.

Briefing the Malawi media on what transpired during the meeting, Dr Chaponda said; “We had a meeting with the group that has been inspired by the vision of Professor Peter Mutharika of establishing community colleges in Malawi which will lead to skills development among the youth.

“The group has offered that they are willing to assist government and that we have agreed on a time frame -the time frame implies that by October we will come up with an MOU (Memorandum of understanding) with them which will lead to their director coming to Malawi around February 2015 and thereafter the commencement of the construction of the colleges.”

Chaponda further said they had agreed with the group that to ensure ownership of the infrastructure, it was important that the communities should be involved especially in mobilizing resources such as sand as they have been doing in the past in LDF projects.

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Danny
Danny
6 years ago

Let us wait and see ngati sakhala maloto a chumba zimenezi!

John Muhammad
6 years ago

Yes! [email protected] what w were waitn 4!! W waz tired ndizot ‘azungu andtuma’ kapena ‘azungu akut’ chala mmwamba bas!!

Jando
6 years ago

This is a welcome project worth supporting

Moses wa Matchano Namondwe
Moses wa Matchano Namondwe
6 years ago

More fire DPP goverment

Walani
Walani
6 years ago

Plz dont use people to mobalise sand or any other materials realated to this project bcz this is big project. Chikufunika apa contractor abwele nkuzapanga chinachilichonse. Chifukwa tikayanga some LDF project omwe anthu amaenela kuthandizili nchenga ndi njerwa zambiri zidathela panjila. Ndipo kungodelekeza kutero palibe chanzelu chizaoneke panopa amalawi ntchito zaulele adaleka kugwila

James Gondwe
James Gondwe
6 years ago

Kikikikikikikikikikikikikikiki,hahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha,lol lol lol lol lol,ndagwa ndi phwete hahahahahaha,kikikikikiki,heeya!Ati communituy colleges…hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha,mayo ine,kikikikikikikikikikikiki,koma,anyway…..community colleges(with a sigh).Ine ndangoseka nawo.Uku ndiye timati kulota kwa agogo akuyamwabe.Kikikikikikikiki,anyway,izi ndi za anthu a kummwera.It has nothing to do with people from the central region,or the north.Tiyeni nazoni.Maloto.

Kamtambe
Kamtambe
6 years ago

Good direction as long there are better teachers and not master craftsmen.

Pichi
Pichi
6 years ago

Jealous down! I am writing from outside the country. But once Chaponda is around here, the boy works. I do not know what he does in his ministry or else where. Here he is impressive.

Arthur G.M. Mtambo
6 years ago

KAGITOLEYA ===============HAYA

Nyani wa ku Mwananyani
Nyani wa ku Mwananyani
6 years ago

Now, this is leadership from APM and DPP. Community Colleges may be a big help in solving the economic anemia we see in this country. The US and Canada are but two examples where these institutions have contributed greatly to the economy. This model to the trades is long overdue in our country. Kamuzu’s MYP bases would have done the job, but for their politicization. That was a big mistake, by the dictator!

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