Malawi Economic Justice Network (MEJN) has asked government to consider investing more in the productive work force to enhance growth of Malawi’s economy.
MEJN Executive Director, Dalitso Kubalasa made the call amid concerns that less is being done in empowering youths who are said to be the more productive work force in the country.
Kubalasa has asked government to systematically develop and invest more in young people’s potential so that they can also contribute effectively to the country’s economic growth.
“It is true that the youths are given less attention in the country and it is high time the government start considering their needs.
“Government should take advantage of the youths who are a more productive work force for effective economic growth,” he said
Malawi has a population of approximately 17 million with the youth forming 70% of the total population.