By Tikondane Vega
Youth in the country can start smiling as President Prof. Peter Mutharika has announced that he has set-aside K8 Billion in the 2019-2020 budget scheduled to be tabled in Parliament on Monday, September 9, 2019.
He said at Ngabu Trading Centre on Sunday that the money is meant for all youth in the country saying it is high time they should start their small businesses in order to be financially independent.
The President said regardless of party affiliation everybody would be eligible to access loan from the K8 billion loan scheme for the youth.
“When I talk of eliminating poverty I am serious. This is the reason the country is in top 10 among over 40 countries in Africa that are doing good on poverty eradication,” Mutharika pointed out.
He thanked people of Lower Shire for giving him much support during the just ended May 21 Tripartite elections.
“Because of your overwhelming support I can confidently say that I am Lower Shire giant. It was a tough election but you love and trust me, I say thank you.
“Never give room to opposition parties; they are destroying our properties in the name of protests. I promise to continue giving Chikwawa and Nsanje more developments so that you can enjoy the benefits of electing me,’ the Malawi leader explained.
Mutharika said his government would construct six new secondary schools and more Technical Colleges in Chikwawa.
Senior Chief Ngabu commended government for ensuring that there is equal distribution of developments countrywide.
He noted that in Chikwawa alone, the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) is constructing Teachers Training College and community colleges.
“However our president I wanted to let you know that Chikwawa district has only one Ambulance catering for all people in the district. Therefore, additional Ambulances are needed.
“Apart from that people in the district are experiencing shortage of food,” Chief Ngabu said, adding the President should consider bringing a borehole at Ngabu Secondary School in order to reduce shortage of water among students.