Creative Centre for Community Mobilisation (Creccom) has engaged aspiring members of Parliament (MPs) and councillors for the May 21 2019 Tripartite Elections to include issues affecting youths in their manifestos.
Speaking at Phalula on Monday, Creccom projects officer Zione Mussa told the youth to scrutinise the aspirants’ manifestos to see whether they contain issues concerning them.
She said her organisation will facilitate the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) between the aspirants and the youth to make them accountable after the elections.
Said Mussa: “Our aim is to ensure that aspirants are tackling youth development issues.”
Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) shadow MP for Balaka West Bertha Ndebele said she will ensure that a community technical college is constructed in her area once elected.
“Since unemployment in Balaka West is high, I promise to facilitate the construction of a technical college for the youth to learn various skills,” she said.
An independent shadow MP for the area, Lucy Tchale, said she will introduce a bursary for needy youths to continue with their education.
The meeting was facilitated by Creccom under the project called Chitukuko ndi Phungu ndi Makhansala funded by Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa (Osisa) to the tune of $50 000 (about K37 million). n