By Leah Malimbasa
With less than 10 days to the polling day, the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) organized a DPP Youth Inter-Colleges Festival which took place at Chancellor College Sports Complex on Sunday.
The festival, attracted DPP members from Nasawa Technical College, Domasi College of Education, Mangochi Technical College, Machinga Teachers Training College, Andiamo Technical College and the host, Chancellor College.
Speaking at the event, DPP College-Youth Interface Chairperson, Tadikira Mafubza said president Peter Mutharika sent him to tell the youth that he has them at heart that’s why he ensured the establishment of more technical colleges to cater for the youth when he became president in 2014 and most development programs are centered on the youth.”The youth should be encouraged to take part in everything that can shape their destiny and this includes electoral activities,” added Mafubza.
Deputy National Youth Director, Connex Muhuwa concurred with Mafubza on the need for the youth to take part in elections and politics, in general.
“Those who thought politics is not for the youth should think again, the president wants the youth to be involved in politics in a civilized manner,” said Muhuwa.
Commenting on the forthcoming tripartite elections, Muhuwa said DPP is not under pressure, it is at a good place and ready to win.
One of the students from Nasawa Technical College who attended the festival, Phaless Nyirenda said the youth festival was a success because members from different DPP wings interacted and shared knowledge on a number of things.
When asked if participating in politics can not affect one’s studies, Nyirenda said politics can not affect a student’s performance if the student is good at time management.
Activities at the festival included sports as well as music performances by Dan Lu and Macelba.
By Leah Malimbasa