Youths asked to be active in politics

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Young people in Malawi  have been urged to take politics as a career for a better future of Malawi as statistics shows that youth are not active in the field.

Young Politicians Union (YPU) made the remarks and added that taking part in politics is the only means young people can influence decisions and policies.

Clement Makuwa

Makuwa : Letd be active

In an interview with Malawi24, National Director for YPU Clement Makuwa said time has come for young people in the country to rise above their fears and proactively start taking politics as a career.

Makuwa explained that youth cannot be recognized if they still shun politics.

He further said Malawi’s youth rarely discuss politics and they fare poorly in that aspect when compared to their counterparts from Mozambique, Tanzania and Zambia.

“Malawian youth who discuss politics are pegged at 63% while Zambian, Mozambican and Tanzanian counterparts are at 69%, 70% and 75% respectively according to Afro barometer survey.

“This is a worrisome situation as this predicts lack of leadership grooming and sustainability at both political party and individual levels,” explained Makuwa.

He emphasized that the situation is much worse among young women in Malawi and if not addressed the women empowerment campaign shall be a hopeless dream for Malawi, political parties, Southern African Development Community, African Union and at the global level.

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  1. Y.P.U You are Building Castles In the Air.Just choose someting to uplift you not Malawian Politics those Magogos won’t quit and give you a chance Maybe in 2030.This Anthu amaziwa kuti akasiya Ndale asawuka heavy mchifukwa amangokakamira Osapatsa Mpata achinyamata.

  2. Jst be proude tht aftr ths remarks u get smthng in ur pckt. Bt dnt fool us to focus on politics aaaa zachan? popeza ndiwomwewobe adasiya Kamuzu mpaka lero adakali pa udindo. Ife sitidya ndale man!!

  3. Zausilu basi munayambapo mwapatsa mpata achinyata olo atachita bwino munayamikirapo? Tidikira mukamwalira basi tidzayambira pamenepopo nonsese

  4. Musawanamize achinyamatawa kuti azikhala okangalika pa ndale.Tayambani mwachotsa nkhalambazo kaye m’mipando yononayo ndiye muyikemo anyamata. Mwachisanzo a Gondwe akalamba,a Ntaba ,ndi ena ambiri amene ali m’boma lero ndi nkhalamba zotha ntchito. The majority of these people have been ministers or MPs under the former UDF goverment,then joined DPP under the leadership of Bingu now they are still eating with new DPP government.If you want youths to participate in politics,rest all these nkhalamba and replace them with new blood,the youth. Achinyamata musapusisidwe ndi anthu amenewa opanda chikondi amagwilitsa ntchito achinyamata anzanu kuti akukopeni beware .

  5. Vuto ndilotu achinyamata akati apikisane nawo pa mipando ikulu ikulu atola nkhan komaso anthu ena mumanena kut ndimwana sanakhwme pa ndale. eg Atupele nthaw ya kampeni amanenedwa kt ndimwana nanga lero taonani zomwe akuchita akulu akuluwa

  6. Kungoti achinyamata ambiri madulila kufuna kupata mwachangu, micheni, ngine, madiru ndichifukwa mukuona anthu a Cashgate ambiri ndi anyamata, mizwanya ya IT

  7. Kkkkkkkkk koma ameneyi ndiwopusa bwanji,iwe tell them about future not za mbwelere ukunenazo ayi ndangati ukuwaona achinyamata akutenga nawo mbali pa ndale ,onse ali ma politicians lero ndima gogo siteni komanso ma gogo baba okhaokha

  8. Look at de age of president, cabnet ministers, and other political party members. Look at minister of finance, look at when the party is electing regional chairperson. So which youths are you talking about? Thats why Malawi going backwards.

  9. How ? I know the northerners are very active as they were fighting for supremacy ? Or the big bosses told them to fight?, thus what it means to be @ctive?

  10. How ? I know the northerners are very active as they were fighting for supremacy ? Or the big bosses told them to fight?, thus what it means to be @ctive?

  11. Malawi wathu uja mpakana azatilanda chifukwa cha zochita zathu ine ndingodutsa apa oky vuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu to south Africa ndizabwera 2020 zachibwana sindifuna

  12. mxxiim idiots instead of telling our kids to go to school vasity and work a god job, tell the youth about their bright future not politics maam plz

  13. As the youth of Malawi, we really need to come together and take responsibility. The problem is that most of these youth are obsessed with money and therefore they do not succeed in endevours. We need a strong and united political party led by mainly the youth which will be an altenative to the current regime as there is none at the moment. We are here of full support that our nation should not perish at the hands of these crooks who are only in these positions to line their pockets at the expense of the poor majority of Malawians, even at the age of 70… Shame!!

  14. Fire bon malawian politics, So far wat z politics after all? Rise up youths n Fight against Ignorant tomorrow wl be good leaders not lyk these babelonic malawian politicians

  15. Mukufuna akakhala active in politics muziwapha like Robert chasowa. Zopusa, tell them to work hard in class and in small businesses so that they should be able to live their lives. Voting imene amapanga ndiyokwana

  16. Youth must be vry active in studies not in these stupid politics of malawi they only teach young pple hw to steal public money.Evry Tom and Dick knows politians of malawi are thugs

  17. Kusowa chonena et? akhalano bwanj active mukuziwirathu kut politics yapa Nyasaland ikufuma ndalama nde munomo mmalawi ngatino pali anthu osaukitsisa nde achinyamata paja ndi below a dollar per day.Nde apa msachuluke nzelu ngat akutumani mukangana nafe

  18. Kkkkkkk koma abale mmalo moti tikhale busy looking 4 food to feed our home.young man y u telling pipo lies what the use of politics we eat food not politics u can’t c pipo r struggling without food where is politics tell us good ideas