World Vision has trained 52 youths in Mphompha, Rumphi in carpentry and tailoring as one way of empowering them economically.
Speaking during the youthâ€™s graduation recently, Rumphi district youth officer Kondwani Neba said the youth will be able to engage in business; hence, prevent them from involving themselves in irresponsible behaviour.
“They [youths] have acquired skills that will empower them to sustain themselves. This will prevent them from being vulnerable to sexual exploitation,” said Neba.
World Vision programme manager for Mphompha Area Development Programme (ADP) Wezi Chipeta said his organisation has always implemented programmes aimed at empowering the youth.
Chipeta said the youth are a foundation for any country; hence, the need to empower them.
Court grants bail to 2 suspects in private parts case.
Two people suspected of removing private parts of a young boy in Machinga were on Wednesday released on bail after the State completed parading its witnesses in the case.
Zomba first grade magistrate Robert Makaika granted the suspects bail on condition that they produce two sureties, pay a bail bond of K40 000 (about $160) each and that they report to the police once a week.
The suspects, Evason Msamude and Fraction Wailesi, both from Machinga, are answering the charge of grievous harm after being accused of removing private parts of the boy at Ntaja.
Eastern Region Police spokesperson Thomeck Nyaude told the Malawi News Agency (Mana) that the incident allegedly took place on April 27 this year at Mpunga Village in Machinga.
Makaika said the suspects will be on bail as they await a ruling scheduled for June 27.
“Should the accused persons be found with a case to answer, they will proceed to enter a defence,” he said.
Before they were given bail, the suspects were remanded to Domasi Prison.â€”Malawi News Agency.