Having promised the youth about one million jobs during the 2020 fresh presidential election, the Malawi leader appears to be serious about seeing more youth in employment. This is if the pronouncement by Minister of Youth and Sports Richard Chimwendo Banda is anything to go by. According to the Minister, President Chakwera will tomorrow preside over the launch of the National Youth Service in Neno.
Chimwendo said the program will use 3.5 billion kwacha that Parliament approved to reach out to 20,000 youths in the country through multiple approaches including business training and entrepreneurship.
Over the weekend, the President presided over the official handover of staff houses for police officers at Malamia Police Mobile Service Camp at Malindi in Mangochi, delivering on his promise of constructing better housing units for the country’s security agents. The houses are under the 10, 000 houses project to be constructed for security institutions in the country.
Prior to handing over the houses in Mangochi, the President launched the rehabilitation of over 300 kilometers of M1 road from Lilongwe to Karonga courtesy of finances from the European Union. It is expected that such a project will improve trade with neighboring Tanzania.
The proliferation of development projects, according to social and political experts, is a result of the understanding that the 2025 general elections are drawing near, necessitating the need for demonstrable advancements to highlight during the campaign.