Launching the trophy at Livingstonia, Mhango who is also campaign director for the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) said the competition will improve social and productive interaction among youths in the area.
According to Mhango, the trophy will provide alternative entertainment activities in the area whose hilly topography usually limits people’s interaction.
He said 3.5 million kwacha is for men’s football category while 1.5 million kwacha is for women netball category.
“We want our youths to be active, we believe this competition will also help them concentrate on important things in their lives, no womanizing, no excessive beer drinking above all they will be able to showcase their skills,” he said.
Speaking during the event, DPP Secretary General, Grelzedar Jeffrey also urged the youths to be responsible by being patriotic, hardworking and of high integrity if they are to be productive citizens.
Commenting on the development, DPP Regional Governor for the North, Kenneth Sanga expressed optimism that the competition will expose the youths further to a number of opportunities.
“Our President teaches us to be role models, and modeling starts from grass root level, this trophy therefore is a good initiative for our youths,” said the DPP regional governor.
The event was spiced up by the Northern Region Sports Development Officer, Gilbert Chirwa and Former Malawi National Football Team Coach, Kinnah Phiri.
The sports icons encouraged the youths to work hard and take advantage of the competition to sharpen their skills.