- Mudavadi plans to tour TVETs and universities across the country.
- A committee has been set up to help the party leader in planning the countrywide meetings.
ANC party leader Musalia Mudavadi will be taking his 2022 presidential campaigns to institutions of higher learning in a countrywide youth engagement programme.
Mudavadi will tour technical, industrial, vocational and entrepreneurship training institutes and universities in various regions of the country for discussions with the youth.
He will be seeking to understand the unique challenges facing the youth and to get a glimpse of their aspirations.
Kakamega Senator Cleophas Malala told the Star on Thursday a committee has been set up to help the party leader in planning the countrywide meetings.
“We will meet TVET students separately in regions that will be identified by the committee. We don’t want to lump up young people together since they have unique challenges,” Malala said.
The ANC party boss said youth in the country need practical solutions and not false promises and handouts.
Mudavadi said young people deserve respect and decent jobs and not promises, which have no clear way of creating jobs.
“If we approach things the traditional way and look for quick fixes, it will not work. This is a generation that will want to see they have something in their pockets. These guys will be looking at people who will create jobs and be able to give them sufficient disposable income. We need to prepare ourselves for that if we want to change things and enhance stability in our country,” he said after chairing a parliamentary group meeting on Tuesday.
Mudavadi tasked youthful legislators within the party to contribute to the drafting of a roadmap by the committee.
He urged them to be at the fore-front in engaging their peers towards incorporating the youth in the resuscitation of the economy.
Malala has been tasked with driving the youth agenda in ANC.
“Scaling up internships, mentorship and apprenticeship programmes will also be core to ensure more opportunities are created for the youth. This will help the country narrow down on the youth unemployment gaps,” Malala said.
“As ANC party we know the youth are an important segment in the political process, and we recognise their importance in nation building.”
The party is planning to hold separate rallies in Mombasa, Kakamega and Trans Nzoia this weekend. Some of the rallies will be led by ANC legislators from the said regions before the teams converge once again for a major OKA rally in a region to be revealed next week.
-Edited by SKanyara