Elected leaders in Thyolo have pledged to fulfil their electoral promises for the youth following a memorandum of understanding (MoU) they signed with them before the May 21 Tripartite Elections.
The MoU was facilitated by Creative Centre for Community Mobilisation (Creccom) to compel aspirants to include issues concerning the youth in their manifestos.
Speaking on Friday in Mchima Ward in Thyolo Central Constituency councillor Hudson Ovila said he had already started implementing some of his electoral promises in his ward.
“For the time being, we have taken youth-friendly services to hospitals in some areas. We also want more youths to hold positions in village committees to raise issues affecting them,” he said.
Thyolo district youth network chairperson Prisca Kunsinda said she was satisfied with the commitment of the leaders to fulfill their promises.
“The MoU we signed gives us power to ask them what they have started doing so far. We are happy with their commitment,” she said.
Creccom programme officer Jenner Namoto said he expects elected leaders to implement the projects they put in their manifestos.
“When we facilitated the signing of the MoU, we wanted the leaders to carry them out. We, therefore, expect them to walk their talk,” he said.
Creccom is implementing a project called Chitukuko: Phungu ndi Makhansala Athu funded by Osisa in Thyolo (Thyolo Central and Thava) and Balaka (Balaka West and North) districts.