Tuesday, May 30, 2023

Malawi leader Chakwera approves 3.5 billion kwacha for youth empowerment 

President Lazarus Chakwera and First Lady Monica

President Lazarus Chakwera has approved funds totaling 3.5 billion Malawi kwacha to train youth in diverse skills and provide them with start-up cash to start enterprises in the country’s 193 constituencies.

Richard Chimwendo, the Minister of Youth and Sports, has confirmed the news, adding that the program will begin next month. He also indicated that the trained young people’s cadre will be linked to NEEF and TEVETA in order to give them with the necessary capital.

The government intends to prepare young people to work in agribusiness, such as poultry farming, so that they can become financially self-sufficient.

According to social commentators, this development will aid the government in attempting to fulfil the promise it made to the youth during the 2020 fresh elections to create jobs for them.

Malawi goes to the polls again in 2025, and the performance of the administration during the period when the people gave it the mandate becomes the barometer on whether to retain or show it the exit door.




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