Malawi youths urged to be responsible citizens -Govt

Malawi government official  has  challenged youths in the country to be responsible citizens and be valuable resources as the vision of the nation lies in their hands.

Saidi and Chibwana pictured in Blantyre during the workshop

Saidi and Chibwana pictured in Blantyre during the workshop

Gomonda says Malawi must stop stereotyping on youths

Gomonda says Malawi must stop stereotyping on youths

Principal Secretary (PS) in the Ministry of Youth and Sports, Justin Saidi, said on Wednesday that youths in the country must rise above the many challenges facing them and be enterprising.

He was speaking in Blantyre as he officially opened a two-day workshop on youth engagement and inclusion at Hotel Victoria.

“We are aware that youths in the country are facing a lot of challenges including unemployment, but as we are looking at avenues to empower them, we challenge them to have a vision.

“Unemployment is a global challenge, even in America the youths are facing the same problems, and we ask the youths of Malawi to change their mindset and start thinking about businesses not just white collar jobs,” said Saidi.

The PS however noted that there was need for engagement for the youths to realize the potential they have towards national building and bringing about economic change.

“Population of the youths in Malawi is almost 40 percent and this need to be properly managed to safeguard the future of the country.  Hence, young people need to be engaged and included in different programs and should be part of decision-making,” he said.

The workshop, which ends Thursday, is a partnership between the World University Service of Canada (WUSC) and the National Youth Council of Malawi (NYCOM) organized to get feedback from the youths on how they can be engaged and included in various programsin the country.

“There is a lot of stereotyping regarding the youths and as a country we need to start engaging young people to address the issues that affect them, including economic empowerment,” said WUSC Malawi Sector Program Officer Alice Gomonda.

She added that for the good of the nation, there was need for the country to be conscious on programs that target the youth, saying it was vital for young people tobe involved in design and decision-making from the beginning.

Executive Director for NYCOM, Aubrey Chibwana, for Malawi to make a great impact, there was need for institutions in the country to be forging partnerships which put the youths at the center.

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PHIRI
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Stop making noise ! What has Chibwana achieved at NYCOM for the past 12 years as Executive Director ? SAIDI is a Sportsman, he has no clue for youth development.

KJ
Guest

NYCOM remains another worthless institution courtesy of endless leadership failure. It avoids critical minds in the youth sector and work with garbage. As long as Aubrey Chibwana does not leave NYCOM, forget about meaningful youth development in this country. WUSK is just trying its failure with NYCOM.

Nedi
Guest

Alice, Good luck! I read thru the trending one top story today on the Vice President. The Youths of today are mostly those who would not take risks. They are fathered and tamed by very cautious elders and parents… the breed that called themselves “Born Frees” in the early Malawi days. The society has such a big hangover to liberate itself. Qualities of a responsible youth are: clean and smart clothes etc. We are still people of Ngodya zinayi. It will take another generation to graduate from this. However, current efforts of “Ung’onoung’ono branding ” are worthwhile….

changatomba
Guest

Let us speak with our mind, before we make decision. How long shall we continue to mourn the same old song, since 70s we have been lisening this same old song, are moving forwand with the move forwand or backwand? Honourable minister please, address us as youths who are more interegent and wisdom than u think and it seems somehow u need be dignosis by a doctor ur very stupid.

Mashino amingi
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Mwana uyu akutowa chomene. asi nthena anganya?

Kanyimbi
Guest

The problem is not with the youth but the leaders. Since Kamuzu days there was a saying that The Youth are leaders of tomorrow but up to now the old people are still in office.

Ali
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hw cn educated youths do businesses wthout capital.Gvnment is the main employer in Malawi and failing to do so shd b labbelled failuires.If ths unemployment of the educated gets out of hand,the president shd resign that othas who r capable,run the country

Ali
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Saidi is vry stupid.hw cn educated youths do businesses wthout capital.Gvnment is the main employer in Malawi and failing to do so shd b labbelled failuires.If ths unemployment of the educated gets out of hand,the president shd resign that othas who r capable,run the country

sabiti
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Malawi is agro based economy so in all senses with 70percent youth roaming the streets jobless but capable,let there be polices in place which can attract youth to commecial farming much as possible, so that more is produced and at the end of the we wil be able to manufacture and export

marko
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EDDIE MURPHY WABRERA KUNO PA PHOTO PO KU VICTORIA HOTEL?

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