State House puts a positive spin on MCP youth protests: ‘Chakwera concerned with challenges affecting Malawi youths’

President  Lazarus Chakwera is  aware of challenges the youth in the country are facing and sympathises with them hence the need to address such challenges in order to create a Malawi that was good for all, his spokesperson Brian Banda has said

President Chakwera knows that the youth lack employment a situation which cannot go without being addressed.

Banda, State House Press Secretary,  made the remarks Monday during a Weekly Brief at Kamuzu Palace in Lilongwe saying the President understands challenges affecting Malawians, youth inclusive and those asking are right because they have hope for a better Malawi.

Banda was responding to questions from journalists on concerns on some Malawi Congress Party (MCP) youth made over the weekend.

On Saturday, dozens of MCP youth held protest marches against the party’s Secretary General (SG), Eisenhower Mkaka, and two others accusing them of nepotism, favouritism and tribalism.

He said he wouldn’t comment much on that saying it was a party issue which could best be answered by the party’s Secretary General.

The Press Secretary said President Chakwera knows that the youth lack employment a situation which cannot go without being addressed.

“Their concerns are genuine. It is true that the youth don’t want handouts but jobs. As such it is important that the creation of one million jobs materialises.

“It is important that campaign promises are fulfilled. Some are short term, some medium term while othesr are long term and as such they will be fulfilled at different times,” Banda said.

He cited raising the tax threshold to K100, 000, minimum wage to K50, 000 and non-interference of the law enforcement agencies as some of the promises which have been fulfilled.

Banda appealed to Malawians to exercise patience on campaign promises saying the Tonse led government has been in office for 169 days yet their mandate is for five years.

Earlier, State House Director of Communication and Executive Assistant to the President, Sean Kampondeni gave an outline of the president’s diary for last week and the week ahead.

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jah
jah
4 months ago

mkaka name again???? all for bad reasons and someone is still obsessed with dpp??? my friend anthu akulila cake amene mkaka akudya yenkha and ur here talking about intra politics stupid ndithu. the same is happenning in dpp what name are you giving it?? fighting

Mulumuzana
Mulumuzana
4 months ago

At least MCP youth shows maturity politically. This proves their is intraparty democracy in MCP. I don’t think this would have happened in DPP when they were in Govt. Keep it up the youth rebranding happened in MCP, now we need refining

jah
jah
4 months ago
Reply to  Mulumuzana

nkhanitu ndi cake amene akudya yekha mkaka osati zinazo

Mulumuzana
Mulumuzana
4 months ago
Reply to  jah

Yes, it’s what I meant. If the youth are able to point grey areas about a senior official of the party, then maturity is there coz it will force those officials to revert back to right. Rather than what we hv been experiencing during the DPP. The cadets were only good at defending the wrong their seniors were doing

Tonse
Tonse
4 months ago

You are mid year atleast 500,000 jobs could have been created by now. Malawi wa TONSE

phiri
4 months ago

KOMA KUSELI KULI MOTO YOU SUPPORTED DEMONTSRATIONS SO TODAY BACK TO SENDER, MORE ARE COMING WAIT AND SEE.

Noxy
4 months ago

You know why the MCP youths are protesting? They have been given a rawl deal.You promised them heaven and they are getting Earth.That’s the root cause of protests.

Segwe
Segwe
4 months ago

Chakwera Talk show host

zomba womba
zomba womba
4 months ago
Reply to  Segwe

Another Trump in African skin

Patrick Phiri
Patrick Phiri
4 months ago

For 1 million jobs, you promised us this would be achieved within a year. It’s almost half a year you have been in office, but no single job has been created Yet.

Herb
Herb
4 months ago

what about the nepotism, tribalism, cronyism and all the isms

Jack
Jack
4 months ago

Address the problem not just acknowledging that there is a problem. A bunch of new people doing what the previous gov did. I’m sorry I believed in you Mr. President.

Keen Observer
Keen Observer
4 months ago
Reply to  Jack

Absolutely it seems to be the replica of the DPP system. It is a wake up call, it’s about time to turn things around otherwise it will never end well.

Zanga phees
Zanga phees
4 months ago

Ulendo wa ku kenani wakanika basii.
Poor leadership ever in the history of Malawi.

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