Chakwera gets another backlash over Youth Council of Malawi board appointments

Should we say President Lazarus Chakwera goofed on all the appointments to the boards of parastatal organizations or citizens are simply resisting his choices?

Chakwera: Irregular appointments
Even before the healing of the wounds from the public criticism over his perceived gender bias in the appointments, Chakwera has received another backlash from the Youth Alliance over his alleged ‘un-procedural and unlawful’ appointment of the National Youth Council of Malawi (NYCOM) Board of Directors.
The Alliance national coordinator, Edward Phiri, told Nyasa Times in telephone interview on Wednesday that the appointments were done outside the dictates of NYCOM Act No. 22 of 1996.
Phiri said, among others, that the appointed Board of Directors were given the mandate without the NYCOM Annual General Assembly (AGM) endorsed nominees from seven registered youth organizations under NYCOM (NYCOM affiliates) as NYCOM AGM is not yet convened.
“In appointing the Board of Directors, we have noted that the NYCOM Board of Directors have been appointed outside transparency, accountability and accordance to the rule of law parameters. We have noted that other Directors have been repeatedly appointed in the NYCOM Board since they previously served the NYCOM Board as if they are other deserving youth from the students’ union, disability, young people living with HIV horizon and seven registered youth organizations under NYCOM,” he said.
Phiri further observed that the other appointed directors, who are supposed to come the seven registered NYCOM affiliates, are not registered under NYCOM and are therefore outside the National Youth Policy definition of the youth of 10-35 years.
“Congruently, three of the appointed Directors have been appointed from three youth serving organizations founded a certain individual against many organizations and a diversity of youth organizations spread across the country,” he stressed.
Youth Alliance is a network of over 45 youth led, youth serving organizations and collaboratively work with like-minded youth networks namely: Activista Youth Network (AYN), Christian Youth Association of Malawi (CYAMA), Young Feminist Network (YFN), National Association of Young People Living with HIV (NAYPLHIV), National Youth Network (NYN), National Youth Network on Climate Change (NYNCC), and Young Politicians Union in staging advocacy on youth social and economic development agenda in Malawi.

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John chidongo
1 year ago

Tiyeni noa ma demo ma Youth achione basi

1 year ago

Go and protest. Go to the streets. Protest it’s your right

Ndata Boy
1 year ago

Kusowa zonena, pakanakhala gogo APM bwezi maphokoso onsewa kulibe. Let the man lead, the problem with Malawi is that so many people want to be presidents at the same time nooooo it does not work like that. He is our driver right now let’s trust him. if we rise we rise together and the opposite is true.

1 year ago

Write these before appointments to remind them, as for now just watch

Last edited 1 year ago by Truth
The Knight Templar
The Knight Templar
1 year ago
Reply to  Truth

Writing before the appointments would be the duty of the advisers the President has surrounded himself with. They are supposed to advise the president on these things. Let us criticize freely zikawonongeka osati kutiletsa kuyankhurapo. That’s so undemocratic.

Alamu Pumani Mwakalamba

Some of these organization have very little impact and simply make noise for nothing. They should not make us have sleepless nights.

Mbonga Matoga
Mbonga Matoga
1 year ago

Jealous ndiyomwe yavuta.apa musatinyanse……. and those names were recommended to the president by fellow youth organisations……

1 year ago

What does the National Youth Council of Malawi actually do??

Apart from spend our hard-earned taxpayer money.

Can any interested party comment with actual, real on the ground action or change done by NYCOM??

Through any of their activities, has the situation of the majority youth population of Malawi improved?

Or are we still lead by ancient old men who fail to develop our country for its own children.

Game changer
1 year ago

Tikutopelani mukutsutsa mochitsiru

Bentby from Chigunda Dwangwa

what are you trying to achieve mr reporter and mr edward phiri. the whole story just shows how ill minded you are.

Kambewa Ngozo
1 year ago

Foseki kufuna ndalama basi
You j love money and not your country

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