Mutharika Tells African Parliament To Invest More On Youths, Empower Women To Develop Africa

May 9, 2017 by Staff Reporter

“About 60 percent of African population is the Youth under age of 35. Unfortunately, the population in the youth bracket is still growing and Africa must be braced for more alarming figures. As African Heads of State, we have agreed to make 2017 the Year of the Youth,” said Mutharika.

Malawi Independent

President Peter Mutharika has called on African countries to invest more in the youth and women if the continent is to have meaningful economic growth.

Mutharika made the call while opening the 4th ordinary session of Pan-African Parliament in Johannesburg, South Africa on Monday May 8th, 2017.

Mutharika said women constitute almost half of the African population and that their empowerment is a vehicle for economic growth, adding women empowerment must begin with investing in the girl child of Africa.

He also noted that Africa is the youngest continent because the majority of its people are the Youth.

“About 60 percent of African population is the Youth under age of 35. Unfortunately, the population in the youth bracket is still growing and Africa must be braced for more alarming figures. As African Heads of State, we have agreed to make 2017 the Year of the Youth,” said Mutharika.

Mutharika added:…

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