Young people in the country have expressed optimism that they will benefit from the cordial relationship which the government of Malawi has with the government of China.
This comes at a time when the Chinese government has promised to construct five technical colleges in the country.
One of the youth in Mzuzu, Alexander Mwale welcomed the initiative by the government of China and expressed optimism that young people in the country will benefit.
“This will not just be infrastructure development but this will also help to reduce the number of youth who are just staying without doing anything. I hope this will make youth to have technical skills and be able to open up our own business,” he said.
In May the Chinese government sent delegates to Malawi to conduct feasibility studies in the potential areas that have been chosen for the community colleges.
The Chinese delegates who visited the country included engineers and other construction experts.
“These delegates toured Malawi for feasibility studies. The team of delegates will submit the report to the Chinese government on the findings and the Chinese government will tell us when the projects will commence,” said an official from ministry of labour said.
The government of Malawi introduced community technical colleges two years ago with the aim of reducing the percentage of the youth who are not working.
The construction of five more technical colleges will be in addition to 11 other community colleges which the Peter Mutharika administration opened.
The new colleges will be constructed in Mangochi, Mulanje, Ntcheu, Mzimba and Nsanje districts.