11 February 2019

Malawi: Young Parliamentary Candidate Promises to Advocate for Youth Development

Dedza — A 29- year-old Ishmael Onani who is representing Malawi Congress Party (MCP) in Dedza South Constituency has promised to advocate for youth development once voted into power.

Onani was speaking to a multitude of his supporters who had escorted him to present his nomination papers to the constituency returning officer in Dedza.

"As I get this opportunity to be a Member of Parliament (MP), I will use it to advocate for Malawian youth, especially those in Dedza, to try and give them an opportunity to prove their contribution to the country's development.

"The young generation needs to start being self-reliant and help the country achieve sustainable development goals," he said.

"It is only us, the young generation, who can bring real change to our country and our constituency because our society needs us to decide our future and implement our vision," he added.

Onani further said if voted into power, he would focus on encouraging the youth to participate in all activities in line with the creation of jobs so that they are able to help change the situation in the constituency and Malawi as a whole.

Ishmael Onani won the MCP primary elections after beating John Tembo Junior last year. Currently, Dedza South Constituency has no MP following the death of Honorable Patrick Themu in January this year.

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