With less than 46 days to go before May 20 tripartite election, six Presidential candidates on Thursday signed letters of commitment to improve the welfare of Children once voted into power.
Children and the Youths under the auspices of the Malawi Human Rights Youth Network, Timven Children and Youth media and Unicef engaged the candidates with a list of priority they must address when elected.
The commitments signed include, promises to reduce newborn deaths, reduce malnutrition, increase classrooms for better primary education, reduce early marriage and create jobs and reduce youth employment.
In his speech Unicef representative Mahimbo Mdoe said by signing the commitments, the presidential candidates had demonstrated a political will to make Malawi a better place to live for Children.
MCP president Dr Lazarus Chakwera said with a population of 60 percent of Malawi, the youths and Children need to be given be given a chance to flourish and reach their potential.
The candidates who have made their commitments at Bingu International Conference Centre (BICC) include Kamuzu Chibambo of Peoples Transformation Party (Petra), Lazarus Chakwera of Malawi Congress Party (MCP), Mark Katsonga of Peoples Progressive Movement (PPM), George Nnesa of Tisintha Alliance, Helen Singh of United Independence Party (UIP) and Peter Mutharika of Democratic Progressive Party (DPP).
Meanwhile the process is continuing today with the remaining Presidential hopeful to make their commitment.