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By Kenson McCloud
The Centre for Social Accountability & Transparency (CSAT) has called on government to desist from politicising the newly-launched National Youth Service in order to make a meaningful impact in the lives of the youth in the country.
The sentiments follow the launch of the MWK3 BILLION program on Tuesday by President Lazarus Chakwera who described it as a timely intervention that will enforce government’s youth empowerment drive.
According to Chakwera, the program seeks to train thousands of unemployed youth in marketable skills and connect them to opportunities for productive and profitable work.
However, reacting to the development CSAT Executive Director Willy Kambwandira cautioned authorities to ensure that only eligible youth are able to benefit from the initiative regardless of their political affiliation.
Kambwandira further appealed to authorities to put in place mechanisms that will promote transparency in the identification of beneficiaries.