African leaders have been challenged to appoint young people in leadership positions. This comes as despite young people being regarded as future leaders, most African countries do not have Cleary stipulated policies on how they intend to incorporate young people into leadership positions.
And in a letter in our possession, young people from 6 African Countries namely , Malawi, Zambia, Uganda, Kenya, South Africa and Nigeria are asking African leaders to walk the talk
in promoting youth empowerment.
For instance the young people want inclusion in policy formulation of various Agricultural related activities as most African Countries’ economy is Agro-based.
In an interview, Charles Bakolo Malawi’s lead person at the organization said it is high time young people start being recognized within the society.
“We are targeting the Agriculture sector taking into consideration that most African Countries are food insecure and if the governments include the youth in Agricultural production we may end up achieving the food security we all desire’’ said Bakolo who heads Malawi Creation Network.
According to Bakolo young people must be empowered to form cooperatives from which they can be able to access loans from financial lending institutions for them to easily procure machinery to be used at commercial farms.
This according to Bakolo will make young people busy and not indulge in other harmful social practices.