Members of Parliament (MPs) from Blantyre City on Tuesday (Chilembwe Day) mobilised youths in the city for charity work in various areas, including Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital (QECH) and Bangwe Weaving Factory.
Blantyre City South MP Moses Kunkuyu said the legislators organised the activities as one way of instilling a spirit of responsibility in them.
Kunkuyu, who is also Minister of Information, said there are at least 2 000 youths involved in the activities in all the constituencies of the city.
“The youth are hardly involved in charity and development work and Blantyre MPs decided to involve them in various activities, including slashing grass in public places, as a way of instilling and reminding them of their responsibility as citizens of Malawi.
One of the youth, Fraction Matiya, said he participated in the activities because they targeted areas that need frequent maintenance.
Matiya urged others to participate in charitable activities, saying it is necessary to not focus on financial gains alone.
The MPs involved in the initiative included Eunice Makangala for Blantyre City Central, Felix Njawala for Blantyre Kabula, John Bande for Blantyre City East and Jeffrey Mtelemuka for Blantyre City South East.