The Hindu Community has advised young people working in the cities to invest in farming in their respective home villages instead of scrambling for the few existing job opportunities in the country.
The community feels if young people are actively involved in growing cash and food crops, the problem of hunger can be dealt with.
Speaking during a donation of foodstuffs to the elderly and the orphaned at Ngabu in Chikwawa on Sunday, Chairperson of Shree Hindu Seva Mandal, Vikesh Vanzara, said young people have the strength to improve agricultural sector.
Vanzara says agriculture is the country’s backbone, hence the need for the young people to actively play a role in its implementation.
“If you are not educated to that level, it is wise to stay in the home village and till the land that is where our wealth is, than flocking to town and cities. These days towns are congested. Life is hard out there, so the best for the young is to grow cash crops and sell to the people in town. Hunger can be a thing of the past if the young play active role in the agricultural sector,” Vanzara said.
Executive Director of Elderly People’s Association, Hellen Chasowa, who accompanied the Hindu Community, commended the organisation for remembering the old who are hunger stricken in the Shire Valley.
“We are glad the Hindu community has heeded our call because as you can see the elderly have been affected most by hunger situation here in Chikwawa. It was on a short notice when we requested for help but they have done their best to assist,” Chasowa said.
One of the beneficiaries, Ida Fachi, from Chapepa Village in Traditional Authority Lundu’s area expressed gratitude for the donation, saying she has no one to look after her, hence the donation was timely
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