Youths, the focus in macro-finance management

By Ellen Banda

A consortium of Economics Association of Malawi (ECAMA), Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources (LUANAR) and Oxford Committee for Famine Relief-OXFAM Malawi is organizing university students’ debates focusing on public finance management.

In an interview with YFM, ECAMA’s Executive Director Frank Chikuta said the association is committed to working with youths.

He said the current decision making on public finance management and use will affect youths in future.

Chikuta said since the country’s economy depends on borrowing, youth involvement will reduce the burden when repaying deficit.

“The economy which we are building now belongs to the youths.

“The key component of public finance management involves borrowing and the money that we are borrowing will be repaid in a number of years and the people who are going to repay are the youths,” he said.

Chikuta assured Malawians that ECAMA will continue working with youths to uplift the country’s economy.

The debate is happening under Enhanced evidence-based research to inform decision making in Public Finance Management project which falls under Chuma cha dziko program with co-funding from European Union and Oxfam.

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