Minister of Labour Youth and Manpower Development Grace Obama Chiumia has urged youth in the country to desist from being used as agents of political violence by politicians.
Chiumia said young people should instead make use of technical institutions government is constructing so that they should benefit from them.
Chiumia was speaking to the media on Saturday when she visited the progress of construction of Kasama Community Skills Development Centre in Chitipa District.
According to Chiumia, most youth are fond of involving themselves as violent perpetrators more especially when the country is going towards general elections during campaign period which is not good for them as leaders of today and tomorrow.
“We want our youth to be focused on these Technical Institutions that government is implementing for them so that they should benefit from skills offered in these colleges so that they should be able to translate them on the ground and benefit economically. We don’t want youth to be violent perpetrators,” Chiumia warned.
On his part, Technical Entrepreneurial and Vocational Educational Training Authority, Director of Training, Modesto Gomani hailed the support from one local leaders throughout the construction period.
“We are very much appreciative for the collaborative effort with local leaders here at Kasama for the commitment that has been there. We don’t take it take for granted. This should a lesson to other leaders where such developments will be taking place,” said Gomani.
Kasama Community Skills Development Centre is expected to open in January next year as currently the site has no place for accommodation for both instructors and students.
The facility is being constructed to the tune of K250 million courtesy of Malawi government through TEVETA and is expected to cater for 160 students once completed.