The Malawi Congress Party (MCP) youths from Karonga district say they will embark on a resource mobilization exercise to source finances for the parties’ campaign activities instead of being used to instigate political violence.
This was said during a district youth meeting held on Thursday at the party’s old office in Karonga Northwest constituency.
Speaking at the event, the director of youth for Karonga North-North Robert Katawa said time for the youths to engage themselves into deplorable behavior is gone, saying it is better to spend their energies on some productive activities that will propel the growth of MCP.
“We decided to call this meeting to strategize on how we can join hands and put resources together for our party’s survival during the whole campaign period.
“At MCP, we believe that there is nothing for us without us. This is why we thought it wise to bang our heads together and see how best we can help our party financially and materially.
“We, therefore, decided to embark on mobilizing resources that would go towards the campaign trail and that we will do,” Katawa said.
Katawa added that his party will never use foul language during campaign and neither should the MCP youths be involved in any political violent activity
Taking his turn, MCP’s director of economic planning Dr. Cornelius Mwalwanda said the party’s manifesto has been formulated to revamp the education sector from kindergarten up to tertiary level, saying the party realizes how important education is in one’s socio economic development.
He said among others, secondary school education will be free to enable the country reduce the high levels of literacy rate.
“Our party will construct more public universities to accommodate each and every deserving person student to pursue their dreams,” Mwalwanda said.
He added that the party will also introduce national youth service that will include technical colleges where the youths will be acquiring vocational skills such as welding, carpentry, brick laying and electrical engineering and at the end they will be given free tool boxes as a starter part.
Mwalwanda finally applauded the initiative that the youths have harnessed, saying even in developed countries supporters and people of good will do contribute for their campaigns.