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‘Innovative youths not recognised’

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By Faith Kamtambe:

National Youth Council of Malawi (NYCM) has bemoaned the tendency to overlook youths in national development endeavours.

NYCM Executive Director, Dingiswayo Jere, said the development hinders the progress of innovative youths in the country.

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At a media briefing on youth development-related opportunities offered by the government of Egypt through the Egyptian Embassy in Malawi, Jere said Malawi has a crop of innovative youths that, if given a proper platform, can change the lives of fellow Malawians.

“We, as a council, want to make sure that we create a forum where young people are coming together to discuss and talk about issues that concern them. We have noted that young people are recognised outside the country like in Egypt but not really recognised here in Malawi. We want to create an opportunity where young people can come together, challenge themselves and create opportunities for themselves,” he said.

Egyptian Ambassador to Malawi, Maher El- Adawy, said Egypt would continue supporting Malawi by giving Malawians opportunities to visit Egypt to learn different things.

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“We are challenging the youth to come up with ideas so that they can also be given the opportunity. The selection process was based on competitive basis based on their achievements,” he said.

The discussions were centred on the world youth forum that took place in Egypt last year.

Inkosi Gomani V, who attended the function, said he would use the knowledge he has acquired there to teach youths in his area.

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