Chakwera says MCP to introduce National Youth Service when elected Malawi leader

Malawi Congress Party (MCP) presidential candidate Lazarus Chakwera has maintained that if elected the country’s leader on July 2 polls, his MCP administration will introduce  National Youth Service Programme aimed at curbing unemployment among the youth in the country and  empowering them economically.

Timothy Mtambo interacts with MCP President Lazarus Chakwera-pic by Lisa Kadango

Speaking when he addressed a political campaign rally at Mzuzu Stadium upper ground on Sunday, Chakwera said the country needs a strong leader to address challenges that youths in the country are facing

He  said  MCP if voted into power will make sure young people and women have access to loans and venture in businesses and eliminate corruption which hinders the country’s developmental projects.

Chakwera, who said youths form the majority of the population but there has been no political will to ensure that they should enjoy the country’s economic fruits, promised to construct Mzuzu Youth Centre.

He also promised to raise the zero-rated tax band from K45 000 to K100 000, construct the stalled Mombera University in Mzimba, new campus for Mzuzu University, Orton Chirwa International Airport in Mzuzu as well as complete construction of the Njakwa-Livingstonia and Jenda-Edingeni roads.

During the Mzuzu rally,  former president Joyce Banda called for a peaceful campaign.

“Dr. Bakili Muluzi, who is also former President of the country and I  need to lead in preaching for a peaceful campaign so that we remain non-violent.

“I take myself and Dr. Muluzi as elderly statesmen who should be ahead in preaching for peace so that as the country goes to the polls, peace prevails,”she said.

Two main contenders in the July 2  fresh presidential election are State President Prof. Arthur Peter Mutharika of Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) and Chakwera of MCP.

Mutharika’s running mate is United Democratic Front (UDF) president, Atupele Muluzi and for Chakwera it is  Saulos Chilima of UTM.

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ineyo
ineyo
9 months ago

MCP ife toto! Inatikwana zaka 30. Zanuzo uko

Juma
Juma
9 months ago

MYP takana. MCP takana – we don’t want Malawi Crocodiles Party.

Ware
Ware
9 months ago

Malawi Young Pioneer lero? MCP on its violent path. Not surprising because Chakwera is a relative of John Tembo t- the notorious MCP killer. Tembo handpicked Chakwera and imposed him on MCP so that he can continue MCP’s bloody violence on us.

Msowoya Lumbani
9 months ago

You have to really have a death wish or be illiterately stubborn to vote for these guys. PIONEER?? MYP?? AYUFI!! today?? 2020??? mxiii. Vauchindere!!

Mtete
Mtete
9 months ago

Only one positive comment about the likely scheme that would benefit the youth. All we hear from the so-called youth advocates is “we want the youth to be included in this or that; to take part in this or that” etc, etc but nothing is said as to how this will be achieved. What I read from the story is that the youth will have a Youth Centre through which they will have opportunities to access loans and venture into business. Is this interpreted as introducing the once dreaded MYP? What exactly do we want for our youth? Definitely not… Read more »

Ndede
Ndede
9 months ago

Anzanu akumanga kale Mombera University…apanga kale expand Mzuzu university, akumanga kale Njakwa Livingstonia Road….Amanga kale Mzuzu highway, Mzuzu – Nkhatabay Road..Mzimba water project idatha kale…. Likoma power generation idachitika…. Many Roads within Mzuzu city… Karonga water project idatha kale…. Reserve bank idatha kale…Chitipa -songwe Road adapanga kale.. Ngala technical college idatha..Nkhatabay district hospital idatha kale…..Nkhatabay water project ili mkati let alone Nkhatabay technical college… Nkhatabay market…. In the pipeline Mzuzu district council offices…. daul carriage way from shoprite through Mzuzu university to Dunduzu…. A Chakwera sadakuuzeni zimenezi anzanu musadayankhule…. DPP has done so many things for the northerners only kuti… Read more »

chinthuli
9 months ago

pioneer yopanda zida izakhala bwino kwambiri chifukwa taonani lero zakudya zikusowa mu chipatala hey Malawi

Mofolo
Mofolo
9 months ago

Malawi Young Pioneers ikayamba choncho apa zikuwonetsrlatu kuti MCP ikufuna kubweretsanso MYP infact ayamba kale Kokoliko

CESSPOOL
CESSPOOL
9 months ago

Let there be a distinct line between MYP and National Youth Service
Otherwise this could be a trojan horse for a return to a bitter period in which JWITNESSES bore the brunt of MCP wrath
Please Bwana Chakwera & Chilima never ever take us for a ride it’s easy to slip into the world of chicanery because politicians are a treacherous lot
Today our democracy is a lollipop because our judiciary has interpreted the law to our satisfaction
May the bench continue sheltering our democratic tenets

Kandulu
Kandulu
9 months ago

He is a man of God so he needs to be careful what he promises. Promise only what you can fulfil. Talk is cheap.

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