A youth body has launched a blistering attack on President Peter Mutharika for hiring a 24-member cabinet excluding the youth.
Charles Kajoloweka of Youth Decide said all the 24 members of the cabinet are above 35-years-old.
“We are very disappointed with the cabinet. In this era, we expected a cabinet with youth representation. After all, 54 per cent of those who voted are the youth,” said Kajoloweka.
He said his organization would continue to pressure Mutharika to consider appointing the youth in his cabinet.
Minister of Youth, Sports, Labour and Manpower Development is Francis Phisso, a Blantyre north legislator who is in his mid 40s.
The new cabinet was sworn in on Thursday amid concerns of tribalism and regionalism as only two cabinet ministers are from the centre, three from the north and 13 from the south.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :