The Youth Association for Democracy (YADEMA) has been officially registered with the Registrar General.
Its interim chairperson, Lilongwe-based lawyer Wapona Kita confirmed that the pro-democracy youth group was registered on Tuesday October 25.
“I am pleased to inform the general membership that YADEMA has been registered today by the Registrar General as a charitable company,” said Kita in his communication to the members.
Kita said Leon Matanda, the interim secretary general, is the one who lodged the registration of YADEMA.
“Now that we are registered, it’s time for action, action and nothing but action towards the promotion of democracy,” said Kita.
According to Kita, YADEMA is a non government organization founded by a cross-section of the youth to promote the ideals, principles and the political philosophy of democracy as enshrined in the Constitution of the Republic of Malawi.
The organisation aims at reaching out to all the youths in Malawi in order to empower them with knowledge, skills and ability to meaningfully take part in the democratization process.
Membership is open to all Malawian youths aged between 16 and 47 years without regard to political, tribal or gender affiliation.
Meanwhile, Matanda has dislcosed that Kita will represent YADEMA at a two forum organized by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa to place from 28th-29th November 2011 in Accra, Ghana.