MYC urges increased youth participation in politics to honor the Late Veep. – Capital Radio Malawi
17 July, 2024

MYC urges increased youth participation in politics to honor the Late Veep.

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The Mzuzu Youth Caucus (MYC) is encouraging young people in the country to actively participate in politics and the upcoming general elections to honor the legacy of the Late Vice President Saulos Klaus Chilima.

Chilima who tragically died in a plane crash on Monday at the age of 51, became Malawi’s second in command in 2014 at the age of 41.

Throughout his nine-year tenure in office, he inspired youth participation in decision-making roles, earning admiration from many young people across the country.

Speaking to Capital FM MYC Chairperson Gomezgani Nkhoma emphasized the importance of young people positioning themselves for various political roles, particularly those at the decision-making level.

“First and foremost, as MYC, we are devastated by the demise of Chilima. He has created a gap that will never be filled. But having said that, I would like to urge young people to aspire for various positions in their political parties as well as in general elections to honor Chilima’s legacy,” Nkhoma said.

Nkhoma highlighted the need for young people to prepare for and contest in next year’s general elections, whether as Councillors, members of Parliament, or for the presidency.

“Young people should not be used for violence. They should strive to make a difference in this country as Chilima did. They should be a focused generation, with the country’s best interests at heart,” he said.

He added; “Politicians come and go. Their ambitions are of their interests but we, as young people, are the leaders of today and tomorrow and this country is ours and needs to be developed by us especially if we take bold steps towards holding significant political positions.”

To achieve this, Nkhoma called on those in authority to create a conducive environment for young people to take decision-making roles, suggesting the need to review the laws governing the country to deliberately include youth in decision-making roles.

Furthermore, Nkhoma affirmed that MYC will continue raising awareness to inspire young people to assume leadership roles across various sectors of the economy.

“We will bring awareness to young people about what the country expects of them. We will energize them with ideologies that are based on change, potentially turning them into beacons of hope in their communities,” Nkhoma said.

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