Blantyre City Council Commits to Empower Youth

Cross section of the parade inside Kamuzi Stadium in Blantyre Cross section of the parade inside Kamuzi Stadium in Blantyre - pic by Mathias Mkupasha

Blantyre City Council says it is partnering relevant stakeholders in implementing skills development and other initiatives targeting young people to control youth unemployment among other challenges young people face in the country.

Speaking during international youth day celebrations in Blantyre on Friday Council member Chimwemwe Kaonga told journalists that for Malawi to achieve vision 2063 young people should be engaged in all development activities.

Kaonga says they are commemorating the day in Blantyre themed ‘Intergenerational Solidarity, Creating a World of all Ages’ aimed at promoting equal participation in developing the nation.

“With our partners we are trying to bring a number of initiatives in terms of skill development programs so that in the end we have young people that are self-reliant. And they are able to participate in the development of our country,” Kaonga said.

Meanwhile, one of the youths Yamikani Chiphazi says young people have a critical role in holding their leaders accountable when implementing development activities in their communities.

“We are responsible in making sure that we are holding our authorities accountable when they are implementing development in the districts,” Chiphazi said.

Police parade, Nyasa Big Bullets Reserve and Mighty Mukuru Wanderers Reserve game among other activities spiced up the event.

(By Mathias Mkupasha)

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