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Ntchisi youths advised to give a hand in development

Written by  Pauline Kaude
Newly elected members of Vuso Jere Youth Network - Pic by Pauline Kaude Newly elected members of Vuso Jere Youth Network - Pic by Pauline Kaude

Ntchisi, October 31, 2017: Ntchisi Acting DistrictYouth Officer, Thandi Banda, has appealed to youth clubs in the district to be active in promoting development programmes in the district. 

Banda said this over the weekend when her office conducted elections for new youth network leaders for traditional authorities Vuso Jere and Kalumo in the district.

She said the youth have an important role to play in the development of the district and the nation as a whole, as such, their active participation in various development programmes is crucial.

“As youth, you are an important part of the society, hence the development of your respective areas is dependent on yourselves,” said Banda.

She said her office was conducting elections for youth network leaders in all the seven traditional authorities of the district following the expiry of the previous office bearers’ contracts in March this year (2016).

Speaking soon after being elected as chairperson for TA Vuso Jere Youth Network, Cosmas Banda pledged his total commitment in championing youth programmes in his area.

“I am aware of the various challenges being faced by the youth in this area and with the help of fellow youths and other stakeholders, I will ensure that these challenges are addressed,” he said.

According to Banda, some of the challenges facing young people in the area include lack of information on sexual and reproductive health, and inadequate job opportunities among others.

Limbikani Mwanza was elected as chairperson for Kalumo Youth network.

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