Neno — Soon after elevating traditional authority Simon to Senior Chief, President Dr. Joyce Banda on a hot Saturday afternoon travelled 70 kilometres to Neno Boma where she launched Neno Integrated Youth Centre.
Opening the newly built centre at Neno Community Ground, the President said it is the wish of her government to promote various national youth services which can assist to develop the country.
The Malawi leader said her government has put in place some deliberate policies in order to unlock some job opportunities for the youth in the country.
"The centre will assist to create almost 100, 000 jobs and I am also pleased that besides that, we have finally signed a deal with the Kuwait government for youth employment," disclosed president Banda.
President Banda also assured people in Neno that her government has put the district on the development priority list for it to excel in development activities.
Said Banda: "My administration has put Neno district on the development priority list and in a special way, I would like to thank the Clinton Foundation through Partners In Health (PIH) for various health development activities
being undertaken in the district."
On road development which has been a great concern for Neno residents, the President said her government would soon upgrade the Neno earth road to bitumen standard.
"The road needs to be upgraded from Neno turn off to Tsangano because it is not true for a short distance of approximately 40kilometers to travel three hours," said the President amidst ululation and hand clapping.
During the function, the president presented tailoring machines and was conducted around the centre to appreciate some of the agricultural and vocational activities the youth are doing in the district.
Neno Youth Integrated Development which is developed on the former Malawi Young Pioneer premises, is among the six earmarked youth centres in the country and has the capacity to create 200 jobs per year.