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Government has urged youths to utilize respective job creation ideas and skills in transforming Malawi from poverty to prosperity.
Minister of Trade, Industry and Tourism Henry Mussa made the appeal on Tuesday when he presided over the official opening of Job Ideas Fair at Bingu International Convention Center in Lilongwe.
Mussa observed that there is need for youths to create jobs as opposed to seeking jobs because the job market is becoming equally limited.
The minister then appealed to youths in the country to use smartphones effectively, saying businesses flourish when technology is used for networking.
In his remarks, World Bank Country Director Greg Toulmin hailed Malawi for being predominantly youths who are productive.
Commenting on the 2017 blog contest on creating jobs, Toulmin said four young innovators have emerged victorious from over six hundred entries received.
The event also served as a prize presentation for 2017 winners of Blog for Youth contest on creating jobs.
Two winners Chanco graduate Roy Makolosi and Hastings Chimala M’mbawa will travel to Washington, DC in mid April for two weeks while the other two Marvin Samuel and Thandiwe Kathumba have earned an internship opportunity at World Bank offices in Malawi.
Some of the Job Ideas Fair partners included Mhub for technology innovation, World Bank and other financial institutions such as FDH Bank for financial support and registrar general on business registration.