President Arthur Peter Mutharika has called on youths in the country to adopt and stick to values of high integrity, patriotism and hard work for them to utilize their numbers in transforming Malawi.
He made the call at Sanjika Palace when he hosted youths from his Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) branded as the DPP Blue League.
The President said with the many pro-poor initiatives being championed by his government, party youth are a crucial element in facilitating outreach and awareness.
“It is therefore my wish that our youth are not only empowered, but also challenged to take a leading role in spearheading the national development agenda. Government is a complex system, and I need several eyes and ears to be able to reach out to as many critical areas as possible. To me, the Blue League presents itself as the opportune mechanism for continuation and delivery of our party. So I rely on you for our footprint,” he said.
He added, “But we need mindset change: be patriotic to your party and country, be of high integrity and please work hard to develop Malawi”.
He commended the DPP youth for standing by him and the party during trying moments when Bingu died, forcing the party into opposition for two years.
During the event, the president also accepted to be the patron of the Blue League and urged these youths to open the door for any groups that may still not be incorporated because in unity there’s strength.
During the 2004 campaign, the DPP youths played a great role in campaigning for APM both in towns and villages across the country.
Having made it back into government, Mutharika said, DPP youths must remain united at all times not creating factions amongst themselves.
DPP Blue League is a group comprising of youths of all professions, vocations, creeds and social background who come together with a common drive to champion the party’s ideologies and programs.