LILONGWE-(MaraviPost)-Young people under the banner of National Youth Network on Climate Change (NYNCC) on Friday engaged Lilongwe City South East constituency’s aspirants on urban flooding due to poor planning.
The grouping emphasized the need for aspirants to be conversant with climate change concept for better manifesto formulation
With financial support from World Faith, NYCC a long side Young Politician Union of Malawi (YPU), St. Peters Youth Organisation engaged the politicians as part of the much talked “Youth Decide 2019 campaign.
NYCC National Coordinator Dominic Nyasulu told The Maravi Post that formulation of manifestos that had youth agenda must incorporate climate changes issues which are affecting urban settlement.
Nyasulu observed that politicians have the capacity translate their manifesto into urban by-laws on addressing urban flood whereby residents are losing properties yearly.
He added the Youth Decide campaign is the bench mark for a serious aspirants who has young people’s agenda a head of 2019 general elections.
“We wants all aspirants in this constituency to have youth friendly manifestos that incorporate climate changes issues. Lilongwe city is currently struggling with urban flooding due to poor planning hence the need for binding laws to control improper settlement,” says Nyasulu.
Among other keys issues came out of the meeting including unemployment, early pregnancies, drug and substances abuse, prostitution levels are high in the area.
The meeting attracted over 280 youth drawn from different religious grouping who urged aspirants have manifestos that address some of social-economic ills affecting them.
Political parties including United Transformation Movement (UTM), Malawi Congress Party (MCP) Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) were invited to the event that the seating Member of Parliament for the Area Ulemu Msungama also graced the function