Pressure mounts on Christian Youth Association of Malawi for delays in entrepreneurship programs implementation

Pressure has mounted on Christian Youth Association of Malawi (CYAMA) for failing to implement some programs amongst them on youth entrepreneurship.

Chimangeni: We have been receiving complaints

In January this year CYAMA organized a business symposium in Malawi’s commercial capital Blantyre where it was targeting youths that are passionate about venturing into entreprenuership.

Prophet Shepherd Bushiri, South Africa-based President of Shepherd Bushiri Investments and leader of the Enlightened Christian Gathering (ECG) was guest speaker i among others.

After the symposium, CYAMA National Coordinator Christopher Chimangeni called the symposium very successful and that they had secured entrepreneurship deals from both individuals and private sector ready to bankroll the you with viable business concepts.

But since then, nothing has been done on the ground.

Speaking to Nyasa Times, one of the youth who submitted business proposals has faulted CYAMA for being silent yet pledges and deals were announced soon after the symposium.

While acknowledging that there is indeed some pressure from the youths, Chimangeni called on the young people to have patience as discussions are still going on.

“It is true that we have been receiving such complaints from the youth. After the symposium we indeed communicated of such deals but let me assure them that discussions are still underway with different companies and Prophet Bushiri who is really passionate to help them and soon everything will be okay,” he said.

Among other initiatives that came due to the symposium, he cited the AU Youth Initiative and Malawi government involved with CYAMA that will see its representative going to China for entrepreneurship training.

Chimangeni also said said they are planning to hold another symposium in Mzuzu in June and another one in Lilongwe later.

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