Executive committee members for the ruling Democratic Progressive Party’s (DPP) youth wings from Bunda and Natural Resources Colleges say time for “politicking and misusing” the youths is over and as “future leaders” they want to practice result-oriented politics that aim to develop the country.
Speaking during the joint meeting at Bunda campus, chairperson for the Bunda DPP wing Redson Gwiriza said the groups are geared to contribute positively to the development of this nation.
“LUANAR is the backbone of this country’s economy since Malawi is an agro based nation. For this reason, we want to continue helping the government just as we did in the run up to the election through these same wings by applying the academic skills which we acquire from these institutions to improve the livelihood of Malawians through food security, the greenbelt initiative, and conservation agriculture and irrigation projects among other things,” he said.
Chairman of NRC–DPP wing who is also president of the students union Jimmy Chisenga said “as agriculturalists and future leaders, we want to urge the government to make sure that the welfare of the students is looked into to provide a conducive learning environment.”
He said it is evident that youths dominate the country’s population and it’s a group of people which influences a lot of things in the societies.
“For this reason, the youths in Malawi deserve the best and it is from this DPP wing that we want to see future parliamentarians, ministers and influential people in our society”.
The two groups raised concerns that lack of party materials and other resources are the major challenges which gives them limitations for their planned activities but they thanked those in authority for the support which they accord them when need arises since their wings were formed.
The event was graced by the central region’s DPP’s Youth Organizing Secretary, Mr. Malimba nicknamed “Aishoshe Aione”.
In his remarks, “Aishoshe Aione” thanked the youths for their support they have always given to the DPP ever since it was formed.