Creative Centre for Community Mobilisation (Creccom) has engaged in an exercise to follow up the implementation of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) between aspirants and the youth signed before the May 21 Tripartite Elections in Balaka.
The follow-up meetings were held last week in Balaka North and West constituencies.
Newly-elected parliamentarians and ward councillors appeared before the youth to outline how they have started implementing the projects the two parties agreed.
Speaking at the end of the meetings on Friday, Creccom programmes manager Linice Sanga said she was satisfied with the turnout of the youth and the leaders’ commitment to fulfill their promises.
“Throughout the week, leaders have been reaffirming their promises they made to the youth before the elections.
“We, therefore, would like to encourage them to walk the talk,” she said.
In his remarks, Mulunguzi Ward councillor in Balaka West Constituency Michael Chauluka told communities at Nziza Primary School that he has started initiating some of the campaign promises such as upgrading junior primary schools to full primary school status and bringing youth-friendly services closer to the communities, among others.
“From now until the end of my term in 2024, I have pledged to be meeting the youth every three months to brainstorm how we can implement the projects,” he said.
Chanthunya Youth Network chairperson Ken Zitande said he hoped the elected leaders in the district would live up to their promises.