Former president and People’s Party (PP) leader Joyce Banda on Sunday said she has solutions to the unemployment and power outage challenge Malawi is facing.
Speaking during a political meeting at St. Augustine 3 Primary School ground at Mangochi Boma, Banda said many youths in the district migrate to South Africa to look for jobs, adding if elected in the May 21 2019 Tripartite Elections, her government would create jobs for the youth.
She said: “We need to create factories that will employ our youths so that if they will have to travel to South Africa it should not be because of greener pastures.”
Banda said her government would give the youth loans to engage in small-scale businesses and in turn employ others.
On electricity, the former president said she would solve the problem within a short period by increasing the country’s power generation capacity.
Said Banda: “Everyone knows that when it comes to electricity challenges, I am the only person who has the solutions. I have a record on that. Once voted into power next year, within 100 days I will deal with the electricity problem and blackouts will be history.
“We will increase power generation by 3 000 megawatts and this will boost the energy sector and the country’s economy.”
She urged political leaders to practise clean politics during the campaign period to ensure peaceful and credible elections in 2019.
On his part, PP vice-president for the Eastern Region Roy Kachale-Banda assured people that the party will contest in the May 2019 Tripartite Elections with Joyce Banda as its presidential candidate.