Sixty youths from Chikwawa district have graduated after undergoing free trainings offered by Malawi Congress Party aspirant Abida Mia.
The students were trained in catering, tailoring, and driving.
Mia who is contesting in Chikwawa Nkombezi Constituency on Malawi Congress Party ticket held a ceremony for the graduates at Ngabu post office ground.
In her remarks, Mia urged companies and other stakeholders to employ the students saying they are well trained and have police records which show that they are clean.
The aspirant who is also wife of Malawi Congress Party Vice president Sidik Mia added that if youths continues to acquire such trainings it will create more job opportunities to others.
“It is in MCP’s mandate to remember youths in its servant leadership. This is strategy for betterment of the country and reduce poverty,” she explained.
One of the students that attended the training Stanley Fungulani said the training has enabled him to secure a job and become independent.
Fungulani thanked the shadow MP for the training and asked her to continue even if she wins the elections.
Many youths that have been trained in catering, tailoring and driving had Malawi School Certificate Examination MSCE but didn’t proceed with their studies due to lack of tuition fee.
Mia gave the new tailors sewing machines and other materials.
Most of the students that did catering are currently working in different restaurants while those that did driving have been promised licences.
Mia has also promised to enroll 70 other students in her constituency to receive the same training. The students trained for almost 6 weeks.