Speaker of the National Assembly Richard Msowoya has called on the youth in the country to use social media as a tool for development.
The speaker made the remarks yesterday during the opening of the first session of the second cohort of Youth Parliament of Malawi (YPM) currently underway in Lilongwe.
Msowoya said the youth often spend a lot of time on social media castigating others and chatting instead of using that time to foster development.
“Young people spend a lot of time on Facebook, WhatsApp and other social media, lamenting our nation’s problems and castigating our leaders, instead of using the same to aid development. It is high time we used the social media for positive [development] of our country,” he said.
Deputy speaker for the young parliamentarians, David Milambe, said they will use the opportunity to explore more on how they can help their constituents while reaching out to many through the social media. n