The United Democratic Front (UDF) on Wednesday held a leadership training workshop for its youth wing where participants were drilled aspects of politics as a way of redifining their role in the party.
The training workshop which was attended by 50 youths drew participants from the main stream structure of the party and it’s affiliate youth organisations.
Opening the workshop which was a first of its kind to be organised by a party, Secretary General Kandi Padambo urged the participants to take trainings seriously because they are aimed at making the youth in the party more responsible and prepare them for future leadership roles in the party.
” This training workshop is one of the ambitious initiatives which the party is introducing inline with the new thinking that our UDF party president Atupele Muluzi is championing and you use take it seriously,” said Padambo.
He said the training was tailor made to make the youth understand the ideology of the UDF as a party and equip them with skills on how they can handle various tasks in the party.
Padambo said UDF will not only wait for trainings of organised institutions outside the party but will use party resources to conduct such training based on the needs of the party.
On his part, UDF deputy National Director of Youth and legislator for Machinga Central Constituency, Shaibu Kaliati thanked the leadership of the party for supporting the initiative with resources, saying it demonstrate how serious it is in an effort to build a responsible and formidable youth wing of the party.
He was particularly happy to note that the party extended the invitation for the training to affiliate youth groups so that they too benefits from the training.
The training covered areas such as conflict management, the importance of scientific based campaign strategies, and understanding party ideology.
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