Chairperson for Nyezelera Youth Network, Collins Khalipwina, has told Zodiak Online on Tuesday that restructuring of the bursary committee under Constituency Development Fund (CDF) for Phalombe central constituency to include youths in the committee has greatly assisted to allow deserving needy youth benefit from the bursary.
Khalipwina says previously, youths have been sidelined to participate in the identification exercise, a development that affected youths in the district.
“We engaged parliamentarian for Phalombe Central constituency in December 2021 on the inclusion of youths in bursary committees and the meetings bore results,” said Khalipwina.
He added that National Economic and Empowerment Fund (NEEF) officials are currently assessing youths led groups so that they should benefit from the fund.
Programs Officer of Centre for Social Concern (CfSC), Benard Mphepo, says the organization want to see youths demand transparency and accountability on public finance management.
Mphepo has since challenged youths in the district to take public finance management tracking as part of their daily routine to ensure there is smooth implementation of government funded projects.
CfSC is implementing a project dubbed building Covid-19 resilience through promoting transparency and accountability to reduce poverty and inequality in five districts including Phalombe.