Tags : youth development

ACTIVIST BLAMES RISING MOB JUSTICE ON SELECTIVE JUSTICE

By Wilson Allan Phiri Amidst rising cases of mob justice, the Centre for Youth Empowerment and Civic Education has pointed out that selective justice has led many youths indulging themselves in the vice.  Recently, a majority of youths were part of an angry mob in Phalombe and Dowa district that wanted to avenge the death […]Read More

GOVT SNUB COMMUNITY COLLEGES PROJECT IN NEW BUDGET

By Wilson Allan Phiri  The Centre for Youth Empowerment and Civic Education has expressed disappointment with government’s failure to sustain the community colleges project in the proposed 2021/2022 national budget. The construction of community colleges, a brainchild of the Democratic Progressive Party administration, was hatched in a bid to equip young people with entrepreneurial skills […]Read More

CHAKWERA COMMITS TO EMPOWERING YOUTH THROUGH NEEF

 By Meclina Chirwa  President Lazarus Chakwera has reiterated Tonse Alliance government’s commitment towards empowering the youths through loan opportunities administered by the National Economic Empowerment Fund (NEEF) Limited. Chakwera was responding to a question from Member of Parliament for Machinga East Ester Jolobala who complained youths from the southern region are being sidelined in loan […]Read More

MADOLO OJAKA PARTNERS WITH UNIVERSITIES IN THE FIGHT AGAINST GBV

By Jecina Chikwelete The National Youth Council of Malawi has partnered with youth groups in tertiary institutions and various organizations in its Madolo Ojaka project. NYCOM launched the program last year to take males on board in fighting gender based violence against girls and women. In an interview with NYCOM Communications and Advocacy Officer Kate Kujaliwa […]Read More

ACTIVIST PUSHES FOR YOUTH FRIENDLY 2021/2022 NATION BUDGET

By Kenson McCloud  As pre-budget consultations are in progress, youth activist Lucky Mbewe has advised government to come up with a strategic plan to ensure youth development is prioritised in the 2021/2022 National Budget,. In an interview with Timveni, Mbewe said, "It is important for the Tonse administration to admit failure to meet campaign promises […]Read More

SMOOTH START TO NEEF

By Aamon Butao Government says the resumption of loan disbursement by the rebranded National Economic Empowerment Fund Limited—NEEF has started smoothly. NEEF, which replaced the Malawi Enterprise Development Fund—MEDEF, resumed operations on Tuesday following suspension of loan disbursement over maladministration concerns.  Speaking to Timveni, Treasury Spokesperson Williams Banda said NEEF is currently recruiting individuals and […]Read More

YOUTH UNIMPRESSED WITH BUDGET

By Meclina Chirwa Youth under the banner Youth Decide Campaign have deplored low budget funding to the Ministry of Youth, National Youth Council of Malawi (Nycom) and the Students Loans Board saying it is an insult to the youth who make up at least 70 percent of the country's population. Youth Decide Campaign Team Leader, […]Read More

NYC BOARD HAS NEW FACES, ACTIVISTS REACT

Reported by Kenson McCloud Youth activists have commended President Lazarus Chakwera for including youths in the newly appointed boards of directors for Parastatal organizations. According to a statement released on Tuesday evening President Chakwera has appointed board members for Sixty-Seven Parastatal organizations. Among the members Maness Nkhata is now the new chairperson of the National […]Read More

PLAN PUMP IN K30 MILLION TO ASSIST IN 1 MILLION

The Ministry of Labour has reiterated the need to engage young people in its quest to create One Million jobs. Deputy Minister of Labour Vera Kamtukule said this during Monday’s signing ceremony of a memorandum of understanding between the Ministry and Plan International Malawi. Plan International Malawi has partnered the ministry in two thematic areas […]Read More