Mzimba district commissioner (DC) Thomas Chirwa has commended youths in the district for cleaning government offices, including the district hospital, as part of Youth Service Day commemoration.
The DC said it was time youths embarked on worthwhile initiatives that transform their lives, families and communities.
“I have since encouraged them to refrain from activities that can mislead them such as drug abuse and instead concentrate on building their future,” Chirwa said.
The DC also urged the youth to work hard in school for them to uproot the trend of migrating to South Africa, a practice he described as one of the disturbing tendencies in Mzimba.
Mzimba district youth officer Samuel Gondwe commended the DC for sparing time to motivate the youth towards making a difference in their lives.
He said his office was working hard to improve economic welfare of the youth.
“We have trained 17 youth clubs in village savings and loans. We also have introduced them to money lending institutions for some to get established in businesses,” Gondwe said.
Youth Service Day is provided for in the National Youth Council of Malawi policy for the youth to engage in social activities such as assisting the elderly and maintaining roads.