Mzuzu Youth MP calls for early retirement

Mzuzu City youth parliamentarian Mwaiye Jere has asked government and non-governmental organisations to reduce the retirement age to create openings for the youth.

Mkandawire: Potential of the youth

The youth legislators made the plea during the belated commemoration of International Youth Day held in Mzuzu on Friday.

He said many young Malawians who have completed their education and attained good qualifications are still jobless because existing jobs are occupied by the elderly.

“I ask government and other non-State actors to consider reducing the retirement age to create vacancies for the youth. If people retire at a vibrant age, they might use their retirement payouts and savings to venture into other equally good enterprises,” Jere said.

Mzuzu City Mayor William Mkandawire applauded the youth for various skills exhibited at the event.

“Today, we have witnessed a lot of potential of the youth. They have demonstrated to us what they can do using their skills. Given an opportunity to express their skills, they can help develop the country,” he said.

Various organisation displayed several skills in welding, clothing designs, engineering and farming.

The theme of the day amplifies the role of the skilled youth in building peace in a world grappling with population, health, environmental and developmental challenges.

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Hatton
Hatton
4 years ago

I support the proposal. Let us revert to 50 years as a mandatory retirement age. Akuluakulu, let us create space for our youth on the employment market.

francis phiri
francis phiri
4 years ago

this is marvelous, the youth parliamentarian is talking sense….let us the old go, the youth should be placed in strategic positions..nanga munthu anayamba kugwira ntchito around 1970s, zoona mpaka pano??

Sam
Sam
4 years ago

Older people being in employment is not problem, the problem is lack of job creation .

Youthfoolness
4 years ago

Musiye kuphunzitsa ana athu ma parts achiwala instead teache them how to make a car we are tired with these second hand from befoward

jay
jay
4 years ago

Early retirement is not a solution to unemployment problem this country is facing. The government has the obligation to come up with policies that will create job opportunities for the youth and everyone else. The economy of this country is largely dependent on agriculture and yet government has done very little to come up with policies that are bent to improve commercial farming. The late Bingu Wa Mutharika came up with very innovative and brilliant ideas to improve Agriculture for example the Green Belt Initiative but look around there is nothing tangible happening on the ground. We need to change… Read more »

Lwazi
Lwazi
4 years ago

its not about reducing age remitting, this is a free world. its about creativity and planning, its not possible that everyone should be employed, we need to rise up and be creative enough. every person has a skill, we need these skills, if i may ask how many jobs mr mp have created for your community? lol we can not all be emploed, others are good business people etc, and encourage technical skills and help train people who can use their skills, in Malawi every college wants to offer business administration courses, its high time universities explore other areas than… Read more »

Mapwevupwevu
Mapwevupwevu
4 years ago
Reply to  Lwazi

Khala chete iwe! Reduce the retirement age!!!!!!!!

MAJOR GENERAL
MAJOR GENERAL
4 years ago
Reply to  Mapwevupwevu

INDE MUNTHU MPAKANA KUYENDELA NDODO ZAKA ZICHEPETSEDWEDI BASI

wakikiki
4 years ago
Reply to  MAJOR GENERAL

ENANU MUKUWOPA CHANI? ZAKA ZICHEPESEDWE KUPELEKA MWAYI KWA ACHINYAMATA BASI. INU, ANTHU NGATI A GOODAL GONGWE NDI ENA ONSE MBOMA MMAKAMPANEMO KUGWILABE NTCHITO KOMA MA YOUTH ALI MBWEEE NDE KUTI CHANI. TISAMAGWIRE NTCHITO EOR LIFE AYI. NDIKUGWIRIZANA NAYO NKULU AMENEYU

Former Area 18 Resident
Former Area 18 Resident
4 years ago
Reply to  Mapwevupwevu

I agree with Lwazi, people who were principal secretaries when I was at primary school are still PS but I am close to hitting 45 years. This is should include MPs.

General Kanene
General Kanene
4 years ago
Reply to  Lwazi

There cannot be a single solution to unemployment. Both authors are correct. However, the original author suggestion is relevant to our current economic environment. To be an entrepreneur, there are high level resources required, and these are not at the disposal of youth. Commercial Institutions do not support start ups, and are mostly security based lenders. Again this leads the youth disadvantaged. Retiring earlier would automatically stimulate survival thinking among many and they will have accumulated enough resources to venture into other activities. The youth would be given a chance ya poyambira.

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