Chilima calls for action on youth employment crisis in Malawi

Vice-President Saulos Chilima has asked the Ministry of Youth and Sports to immediately  move into action to tackle the youth employment crisis with specific youth empowerment interventions.

Vice President Chilima (L) holding discussions with Minister of Youth and Sports, Ulemu Msungama

In his briefing after meeting Minister of Youth and Sports, Ulemu Msungama and officials from his ministry as part of updates on Public Sector Reforms he heads, the Vice-President said he noted that  on the six reform areas that the ministry is undertaking, the Youth Department did not have any reform areas when the youth constitute over 70 percent of the country’s population

Chilima, who is also Minister of Economic Planning and Development and Public Sector Reforms, suggested that a ministry that focuses on the youth should not lack funding because that is tantamount to ignoring 70 percent of the population.

“Going forward, the ministry would like to introduce a flagship youth programme to holistically address youth empowerment and construct infrastructure across the country for recreation purposes for the youth,” said Chilima.

But the Vice-President, who also championed the reforms from 2014 before he was stripped of the functions after falling out with then president Peter Mutharika and Democratic Progressive Party, also challenged the ministry to take advantage of the K75 billion loan that the administration of President  Lazarus Chakwera will be implementing so that the youth must benefit.

“The ministry should stand out as representatives of the biggest demographic group in the country,” said Chilima.

He continued: “As a way forward, I have advised the ministry to categorise the six areas of reform that the ministry presented into administrative, legislative and functional and then resubmit for further review.”

Meanwhile,  Msungama said the  reform areas the ministry is undertaking  include the establishment of a sports marketing department, revision of management structure for sports, establishment of a National Sports Development Fund and development of standard guidelines for sports infrastructure.

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Malawi belong to the citizens

Building more sports facility centres, bring back all sports during Kamuzu Banda time, recruit more youths who are interested in military and police services,in colleges introduce more new skills.The most important skills or most needed skills in 2020.open more irrigation farming for commercial,u can keep youths busy, where there is money, the youths will go that route, not pioneer like structures.

Tizanka
Tizanka
10 months ago

Kkkkk kkkk Malawi siizatheka. You si sports pilizi

Numba
Numba
10 months ago

Too much talk. No action.

good
good
10 months ago

1 million jobs in a year woyeee

Tommy
Tommy
10 months ago

So Msungama just went with issues of sports… that’s what goes in his mind, leaving out Youth Development! Alas….its Ministry of YOUTH and Sports my friend, YOUTH!

Destroyer of liars
10 months ago

Chilima, being a crook doesn’t always work. There is a limit to everything, including telling lies. The idea of 1 million jobs did not come from MCP but you. You are responsible 4 the creation of 1 million jobs in the first 12 months. Being a public officer you will be accountable to whatever promises you made. Yes DPP frustrated your efforts to reform the public sector but this time you are being frustrated by your own inability to live by your promises. You have a big task ahead and that’s when Malawians will know that you were being praised… Read more »

Pinango Palikena
Pinango Palikena
10 months ago

Mfana kuchongetsa mayeso pamenepaja nkudzadya zero wamaso, go back for correction!

Diso
10 months ago

I thought u had a plan to create 1 million jobs as promised.i m now seeing signs of clueless in this new administration.

Hypocrite Z
10 months ago

Next! .. .. .. 😉😄😁 [..one million jobs]…. ..😅

Boma lenileni
Boma lenileni
10 months ago

Way to go folks!!!

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