Unicef has donated five motor vehicles to the Ministry of Labour, Youth, Sports and Manpower Development to ease mobility challenges in some of the country’s district youth offices.
The handover ceremony was held on Wednesday at Bingu National Stadium in Lilongwe.
Speaking in an interview after handing over the vehicles, a representative from Unicef Malawi Kimanzi Muthengi said the vehicles will support a number of activities the ministry is implementing in partnership with Unicef.
“We work with government in finding out which areas government need logistical support. We have a platform called Action for Adolescent Initiative and it needs adequate resources for district youth officers to reach out many youths and places,” he said.
Muthengi said Unicef is committed to working with government in empowering the youth in the country.
Minister of Labour, Youth, Sports and Manpower Development Francis Kasaila said the vehicles will help youth officers to engage all youths in various activities, irrespective of their locations.
“This donation will help in finding out what our youths are doing in rural areas and how best we can assist them,” he said.
The minister, therefore, appealed to all offices that will benefit from this donation to take good care of the vehicles. n