Mutharika pledges more opportunities for youth: DPP has ‘watertight plan’ for young Malawians

President Peter Mutharika has promised the youth of this country to create opportunities for employment and business in order to reduce poverty and suffering among them.

President Mutharika: Creating opportunities for the youth
President Mutharika presenting an award to Job Creator Extraordinaire category to Frank Mwenechanya of FISD Limited Company
Part of the audience at the Youth Innovation Awards

The President made the promise when he presided over the first Youth Innovation Awards at Bingu International Convention Centre (BICC) in Lilongwe.

He said his job as a President is not to fight anyone but to fight the challenges that cause suffering of youth and all Malawians.

Mutharika assured the youth of his support as a Global Champion for Youth and African Youth.

“I fight poverty! I fight hunger! I fight unemployment and I fight disease. These are the real four enemies of this country. These are my enemies,” the Global Champion for Youth proclaimed.

Mutharika said the country’s economy is improving and give an opportunity to create jobs and new businesses openings thereby reducing unemployment rate in the country mostly among the youth.

President Mutharika said government is starting rural industrialization programme in order to create more jobs by establishing rural factories for manufacturing and value addition in agriculture.

“I want the youth to be vanguard of rural industrialization Corporation to finance your industrialization ideas,” he said.

The President said he was delighted to see the gathering of youth, a gathering in the spirit of innovation and patriotism.

“I am inspired to see most of you shaping your own lives and doing things for yourselves instead of waiting for anyone or Government,” he pointed out.

Mutrharika said his Democrtaic Progressive Party (DPP)  is the only political party that has a “watertight plan” for the yoith.

Minister of Labour, Youth, Sports and Manpower Development, Grace Chiumia said the issue of unemployment in the country still remains critical and that government alone could not absorb anyone.

She said the establishment of Community Technical Colleges in the country has provided an opening among the youth to sharpen their skills, create self employment and businesses amongst them.

Chief Executive for National Youth Council of Malawi, Dingiswayo Jere said his organization is striving to make sure that most youth in the country are empowered to be self reliant.

He pointed out that there need to investment more in the youth since the majority of the country’s populations are youth who could positive contribution to national development.

A Youth Representative, Maureen Phiri thanked government for involving the youth of the country to participate in vocational  skills development,  jobs for youth initiative including internship programme.

She said it was pleasing to note that you have directed that those that were on internship should be permanently employed and recruited while some would extend their internship to next year.

President Mutharika was honoured for being Global Youth Champion during the ceremony.

The Awards were presented in the follwing cateforroies:

  1. Entrepreneurship : Davie Kasenza of Davian Furtunites
  2. Agribusinesses: Emmanuel Banda of Noble Technology
  3. ICT: Yusuf Chimole of Lyne Energy Sys
  4. Environment and Climate change: Emmanuel Chisamba of Intelligent Waste Solution
  5. Health: Griffin Manyaka of Royal Sanitation
  6. Art: Peter Makwana
  7. Human Rights : Educate Her
  8. Job Creator Extraordinaire Award: FISD Limited Company

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mulumuzana
mulumuzana
3 years ago

but the youth will stab you at the back on may 21st and you will end there like Julius Caesar…pano tikukamba za change ….UTM is bringing change and real democracy on board next month….

ndele
ndele
3 years ago

TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE.
just piss off you old cow.we are bloody tired with your lip services

Achiswe.
3 years ago

DPP = Distinguished Party of Promises. After the elections it will become ‘Disappeared Party of Promises’.

St Petersburg
St Petersburg
3 years ago

Bwana president, we don’t want plans, we have had too much of them already. From you atleast, we want results, delivery of the many plans you have been showing and telling us about. Atleast you had all the mechanisms and machinery to implement with, if at all, minimal hindrances, so pls spare us more plans. Kindly convey the same message to your vice.

Rango the cartoon
Rango the cartoon
3 years ago

Too little too lata

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