By Staff Reporter
Malawi Congress Party (MCP) says it remains committed in creating a conducive environment for the youths to attain economic independence and contribute to the country’s development agenda.
This follows a successful completion of a 10 day training of 20 MCP youths in screen printing at Blantyre Teachers Training College under the youth empowerment and skills development campaign.
The campaign was launched on 6th June 2022 by MCP Secretary General.
Making his statement at the end of the training on Monday, Blessings Chilembwe, who represented MCP Secretary General, said it is exciting to witness the start of the fulfilment of the party’s dreams on job and wealth creation for the youth in Malawi.
“It is the party’s interest to ensure that every youth in Malawi contributes to the social economic development of the country. It is against this conviction that the party launched this initiative to help the youth gain necessary and relevant skills to make them self-reliant and economically independent so as to help the development of this country,” he said.
The initiative is being done in partnership with METI University and according to Chilembwe, about 5,000 youths will be trained in different set skills.
“As a party we believe that this is a big job to do and it requires partnership. As a result, the MCP is proud to be associated with METI University.Through this partnership, i know that more than 5,000 youths(as stated by the SG) in Malawi will be trained and i am pleased to note that this training has proved that our journey in skills development, youth empowerment, job and wealth creation and social economic development of this country in general is assured through our partnership with you,” he added.
Dr Harlex Kanthiti, the Vice Chancellor of METI University, has since made an assurance that METI is ready to not only provide trainings but also enter into long term partnership with the party to provide other development trainings as well.
“Let me take this opportunity to assure the government of Dr. Lazarus McCarthy Chakwera that METI University remains relentless in supporting the government to realize the Malawi 2063 Vision aspirations,” said Kanthiti.