SHAH ALAM: Programmes aimed at empowering the youth, especially in rural areas will be organised to encourage them to take charge of their lives and become leaders in the future.
PKR candidate for the Sungai Kandis state seat, Mohd Zawawi Ahmad Mughni said four main plans would be implemented in the constituency if given the mandate in the coming by-election.
“We will hold training programmes and courses on character building to produce a new generation of high calibre. We will also place emphasis on sports development and entertainment, as well as on entrepreneurship.
“These will enhance their skills and help them to be independent in society. We want to educated the young to socialise, participate in activities, which will mould them into becoming future leaders.
“It will also address the issue of unemployment faced by youths in Sungai Kandis,” he said at a press conference in Taman Sri Andalas here today.
He said various improvements would be carried out, especially in rural areas with no facilities like recreation and activity centres.
“Educated and highly skilled youth are the main asset to a country’s future. The Pakatan Harapan government has taken proactive measures in working towards this by providing various opportunities for youths.
“It is the seventh day (of campaigning) today. When I met voters in both rural and urban areas, alhamdullilah their support seems encouraging. It makes me feel as if I have won. It is not good to boast actually,” he said in jest, when asked about the by-eletion campaign.
Zawawi also urged the public to exercise their right to vote as responsible citizens in a democratic country.
“This is our duty and responsibility. Those eligible to vote, must do so. If we do not, we might regret and will be blamed if a less preferable leader is elected,” he added.