Kokoliliko to follow co-operatives model  to help create 1 million jobs

Kokoliliko Holdings Limited , a newly established  diversified firm fronted by Malawi Congress Party (MCP) firm led by  director Daud Suleman, has disclosed plans to establish entrepreneurship cooperatives in all the 193 constituencies and wards across the country.

Msungama addressing participants to the Kokoliko Holdings Limited training of trainers in Lilongwe–Photos by Watipaso Mzungu, Nyasa Times
Daud Sulemani: We want to empower young people with entrepreneurship skills and help create 1 million jobs through Kokoliko Holdings

The company started as a political movement after the Presidential Elections Case with a team of key witnesses spearheading the formation of the movement to campaign and guard the votes.

However, soon after the elections, the movement evolved and registered as a limited company, which saw the birth of Kokoliliko Holdings Limited.

And speaking at the close of the three-day training for members of its cooperatives, the company’s director, Daud Suleman, said the main goal of the cooperatives is to empower young people with entrepreneurship skills that will enable them to actively participate in economic activities thereby contributing to the development of the country.

Suleman added that the workshop was held to equip members with various skills that would facilitate formation of cooperatives where young people would share ideas and uplift each other.

The training was primarily for training of trainers who in turn are to train fellow cooperative members.

“The company will establish the cooperatives in all the constituencies and wards irrespective of their political alignments. Kokoliliko Holdings Limited is apolitical. Everyone is free to join these cooperatives because the idea is to empower every Malawian to transform themselves economically,” he narrated.

He said there are about 13 subsidiaries that Kokoliliko Holdings Limited is anticipating to have cooperatives for. These include the health, agriculture, and telecommunications sectors among others by December 2021.

Suleman also took the trouble to allay fears that Malawi Congress Party (MCP) is behind the formation of the company so that it is used a conduit for siphoning public resources into the party.

“Let me reiterate that we are not a political grouping. We are purely young people determined to change the economic status of our country,” he said.

In his remarks, the Minister of Youth and Sports, Ulemu Msungama, who was the Guest of Honour at the event, hailed the company for the direction it is taking, stressing that it will complement efforts of the Tonse Alliance government to create one million jobs within one year of its rule.

“I understand you have brainstormed to open a radio station, online news feed and offer consultations in media related field. I can see many jobs being created in line with the one million jobs in the Tonse Alliance led government,” said Msungama.

He emphasized that time had gone when the youths could be used and dumped by party leaders once the elections have passed or when the youths would only wait for handouts from others as if they did not have the power to change the future.

Msungama therefore applauded Kokoliliko Holdings Limited for organizing the important workshop, which he believes is the beginning of great things and also for proving that there is life beyond politics and elections.

“It is inspiring to note that Kokoliliko movement did not just stop at promoting our current political leaders, but has lived to fulfil the Tonse-Alliance agenda of not having idle youths, but those who use their creative minds to drive others to do great things. This promotes not only social cohesion but also lives to economically empower the youths, women and the marginalized. This is a welcome development into achieving the one million jobs,” said the minister.

Msungama thanked the Ministry of Trade for providing technical support to Kokoliliko Holdings Limited throughout the five-day training.

 

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Ngombwax
Ngombwax
2 months ago

Hey guys, are you thinking what I’m thinking?? This thing smells scammy. Lord have mercy on us Malawians. Please! Stop this shit in its tracks. Please Lord!

Justice for all
Justice for all
2 months ago

I read the comments ybut I have noted that Malawi and now they know beyond this politicians will milk the country and go the fact remain that no one is going to jail

Nyusesi
2 months ago

Kokoliko is a syndicate by Chikwawa through which to syphon government resources. Is it difficult for Malawians to see that kokoliko is promised on wickedness?

Marumbo
2 months ago
Reply to  Nyusesi

Kokoliko is a syndicate by Chakwera through which to syphon government money.

Malawi Wathu
Malawi Wathu
2 months ago

Please get real, a million jobs in first year is impossible, as is a million jobs in 5 years. Not possible stop cheating Malawians.
These criminals should stop raising expectations in people. MCP/TONSE has been in power for 8 months, nil jobs created except for MCP functionaries now stealing public funds even intended for Covid relief

Last edited 2 months ago by Malawi Wathu
NZERU NKUPANGWA
NZERU NKUPANGWA
2 months ago
Reply to  Malawi Wathu

Make it 30 years and even half of that is a very high bar.We are talking of meaningful jobs here

Linthipi.
Linthipi.
2 months ago

Bravo bravo you are stating the facts. Chakwera should stop misleading us. How can a million jobs be created in 4 months as Chakwera has been in power for 8 months he only has 4 months left to create the million jobs. And so far zero jobs have been created we only see looting of public funds. Shame on you Chakwera a pretender.8 months and zero accomplishment.

Last edited 2 months ago by Linthipi.
Malawi walero
Malawi walero
2 months ago

Kafukufuku akumveka kuti pa ndalama ija K6.2 billion. Akuti mwatsololaso ndalama ina yokwanila K17.8 billion.
Zatukutsila tidziona pompano.
Mnkati ma reform nkana mumafuna kutsowetsa ndalamazi etiiiii?
Nkhanga dzaonatu

Medsonchimudima3@gmail.com
2 months ago

Am getting nothing here
Is it Tonse government failed to create 1 million, if the answer is no why Kokoliliko created themselves as middle man?
Please don’t take our country for granted.
We don’t need another MYP in our country
So many cooperatives in Malawi why this one so important to our nation .Osaba misonkho yanthu do ur politics.

Khima
Khima
2 months ago

two schemes that steal money..First Lady Foundations and the Kokoliko kind of body…DPP had Merdef

No time to waste in JHB
No time to waste in JHB
2 months ago

Very fuzzy information on what they will be doing. Please give a lucid picture and your funding model

Chiswa B
Chiswa B
2 months ago

TIYENI TIDYE. NDI NTHAWI YATHU. PANO WE ARE ABLE TO ORGANISE 3 DAY WORKSHOPS. DONT ASK US WHERE WE ARE GETTING THE RESOURCES TO SUPPORT SUCH WORKSHOPS.

Bauleni
Bauleni
2 months ago

But what’s the point building something that the next government will destroy, is there a government other than Mcp that will be happy with an initiative called kokoliliko? Why not make sustainable developments

Last edited 2 months ago by Bauleni
Medsonchimudima3@gmail.com
2 months ago
Reply to  Bauleni

I agree with you

Tea Grower Thyolo
Tea Grower Thyolo
2 months ago
Reply to  Bauleni

mukusokoneza. When MCP does something, it lasts for generations. Wait and see

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