Malawi Congress Party (MCP) has challenged youths in the country to rise up and start taking responsibility of the country’s future by voting for new leadership in the forthcoming 2019 polls.
MCP National Youth Director Richard Chimwendo Banda made the call on Saturday in Karonga during a conference that the party held for youths drawn from the district and Chitipa.
According to Chimwendo Banda, youths are a valuable source as the vision of the nation lies in their own hands hence urged them to grasp the opportunity in next years’ polls by voting for visionary leadership through the MCP.
“We, youths, are facing a lot of challenges out there but we have been given a perfect opportunity in the 2019 elections to take back control of our future so let’s take it because the chance only comes every five years,” he challenged.
Turning to the youth conference, Chimwendo hailed the youths for the commitment and passion they have shown for the party. He said the huge turnout that was over 670 youths only signifies the popularity of the party among young people.
In her remarks, MCP deputy Secretary General Catherine Gotani Hara said Malawians especially young people are tired of being cheated and used hence need change of government.
“We have a construction company working here which brings their own staff so where are Malawians youths going to get employment when simple jobs are taken up by foreigners,” she wondered.
She then hailed the people of Karonga for their faith and support in the Malawi Congress Party saying the support shows that the MCP is destined to carry the day in next years’ polls.