Meeting Hub (mHub), a technology and innovation hub, has advised youths in Likoma to venture into entrepreneurship to survive amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
In an interview on Tuesday, mHub chief executive officer Vincent Kumwenda said many youths lack solutions to their economic problems.
He said: “So, through Likoma Youths Incubation Programme, we will engage the youth and equip them with skills and knowledge and support them to establish businesses.
“We will establish a sustainable fund for them to get soft loans for their businesses.”
Likoma legislator Ashems Songwe said youths are key in the Covid-19 national response.
He said there are plans towards helping the youth acquire different skills to make money and venture into their own businesses.
“We, therefore, hope mHub will create an opportunity for the youth in the district,” said Songwe.
Asante Mankhokwe, a youth, thanked mHub for the initiative.
“Youths in Likoma lack several opportunities such as loans and entrepreneurial skills because many organisations from the mainland do not wish to extend their programmes on the island,” she said.