President Professor Peter Mutharika has called on youths in the country to utilize readily available opportunities such as free training at Small and Medium Enterprises Development Institute (SMEDI) and Malawi Enterprise Development Fund (MEDEF) loans to create self-employment.
President Mutharika said this when he was addressing a development rally at Pirimiti boys primary school in Zomba district.
Speaking during the event, Mutharika acknowledged the high unemployment levels which continue to haunt youths and hampering the country’s economic growth.
“Besides the well-known technical colleges, youths should utilize the free training by SMEDI, Malawi enterprise development fund- MEDEF loans, the jobs for youth project which aims at promoting potential talent in the youths and internships programs aimed at imparting employment skills in them,” Mutharika said.
The Malawi leader, continued to assure women that he has their lives and welfare at heart and that his government at all costs, will make sure that their needs are properly and adequately met.
“I will continue to support the public works, malata subsidy; social cash transfer and social action fund so that our women benefit fully from these programs and be economically dependent,” he said.
Nevertheless, Mutharika did not mince a word on the calamities of the dry spells and the fall army worms that affected some parts of the country which are posing a threat of low yields and hunger.
He however assured the public that no one will die of hunger during his reign
In his remarks,the minister of education science and technology Bright Msaka who is also DPP vice president in the eastern region, commended the current regime for all the tireless efforts it is putting in place to promote the people’s welfare and the country’s development at large.
The development rally brought together the first lady madam Gertrude Mutharika, Chief Secretary to the Government Lloyd Muhara, Minister of Education, Science and Technology Bright Msaka, DPP General Secretary Glezeder Geoffery, members of parliament, chiefs just to mention a few.