Over 1 million jobs created since 2020- Chakwera

By Staff Reporter

In the year 2023/2024, government recruited 3,499 police officers and 714 prison warders and currently, 1000 prison warders are yet to complete training by the end of next month.

This was outlined in the deliverables under Ministry of Homeland Security during the State of the Nation Address by President Lazarus Chakwera at Parliament today.

He announced that the much-awaited judicial complex in Lilongwe will be constructed in the upcoming financial year.


Chakwera added that the judiciary managed to conclude 28,557 cases in the 2023/24 financial year and it is now digitalized with government-free internet connection, which is aiding it in its operations.

On job creation, the President said cumulatively, 1,358,809 jobs have been created since 2020 in Agriculture, Health, and Education sectors. He added that Malawi has embarked on labor export, which besides creating opportunities for the youth, is also expected to generate forex for the country.

On youth and sports, 3,582 youths from 60 youth groups and 60 Area Development Committees will go through development courses under the National Youth Service.

President Chakwera also acknowledged progress in the construction of a youth center in Mzuzu, and assured the nation that the Lilongwe Aquatic Centre and Griffin Saenda Sports Complex will be completed, with construction of the newly launched Mwanza Stadium taking shape.

On Local Government, the President said his administration sustained its triple allocation to the Constituency Development Fund (CDF), which has seen constituencies having numerous new infrastructures.

Chakwera also said regarding Trade and Industry, the establishment of Special Economic Zones, whose bill was passed, will create 240,000 jobs.