Blue League, a youth-wing of the governing Democratic Progress Party (DPP) has embarked on a national wide project that aims at equipping youth with business management skills.
Dubbed Business Talk, the project is being piloted on a regional level before it is taken to all districts and constituencies in the country.
Speaking at the launch of the sessions in Blantyre on Saturday, Blue League’s National Vice Chairperson, Dumisani Lindani said the project is in line with DPP’s manifesto which talks of youth empowerment through entrepreneurship.
“This project has been initiated in realization that not all can secure white collar jobs, and we are targeting youths from across the political divide with the practical message of patriotism, integrity and hard-work, in order to build our economy and national pride.
“At the end of it all, we aim to produce a crop of young people that are capable of acquiring and managing income and be able to use such facilities effectively. Blue League feels this is one of the ways young people can partner with government and contribute to the country’s development agenda,” said Lindani.
Lindani said some of the areas the youth have been drilled in include business basics such as registration, licensing, tax, tax certificates and banking and savings.
The training drew participants from various wings of the DPP youth, who included Malawi Polytechnic and Chancellor College students.
One of the participants, Lucky Makata from Chilobwe Township said the training has improved his knowledge of successfully running his business.