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Mzuzu youths reiterate its call for a youth centre

Written by  Wisdom Ngwira
Youth need good facilities like these ones - Pic by Tione Andsen Youth need good facilities like these ones - Pic by Tione Andsen

Mzuzu, May 15, 2018: The youth in Mzuzu on Saturday reiterated their appeal to government to consider constructing a youth centre in the city.

The latest appeal follows a series of similar earlier calls made for the city to have a spacious youth-friendly facility.

Speaking during the elections of office bearers for Mzuzu Youth Association, newly elected chairperson for the association, Ruth Chavura, said calls for the facility are yet to be considered seriously by duty bearers.

“We have been asking government to consider constructing a spacious youth centre where the youth can access various youth-related services.

“This time around, we are again asking responsible authorities to treat our request with seriousness as the youth in the city have been waiting patiently for so long to be provided with the facility,” said Chavura.

She said in the absence of a vibrant youth centre, a lot of youths are left with no option but to engage themselves in various immoral and life risking behaviour.

“Many youths in the city are just staying idle as they do not have a place where they can spend their time meaningfully by learning different skills,” she explained.

Mzimba North District Youth Officer who is also responsible for Mzuzu City, Youngson Ngwira said his office could not competently assure the youth of the facility, saying such a project would require a lot of money and is expected to be handled by higher authorities.

“To be honest with you, I do not have any information as to when the youth centre will be constructed since these decisions are done at a central level. However, I assure you of our office continued support towards youth activities,” said Ngwira.

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