The Technical, Entrepreneurial and Vocational Education and Training Authority (Teveta) has challenged the media to track and follow up on promises being made by political parties in relation to training and job creation for the youth after May 20 elections.
Most political parties want to attract the youth vote by making promises on how they intend to open more technical schools and work with Teveta in creating employment once they ascend to power after the May 20 polls.
But speaking during a press chat Lilongwe journalists had with European Union (EU) head of delegation Alexander Baum, Teveta Central Region manager Victor Luwambala said journalists have a duty to take to account politicians on their promises.
“The sole purpose for these promises is to make sure that at the end of the day, the parties get as much votes as possible from the youth. However, it is your job as journalists to make sure that all promises being made now are fulfilled by the party that will win,” he said
Teveta is a regulatory body of technical and vocational training in Malawi which has over the years promoted technical skills to empower the youth to be self-reliant.
The media chat was organised by Lilongwe journalists as one way of widening the scribes’ networking scope with the diplomatic world, public and private sectors as well as civil society.