Lilongwe, Minister of Information and Communications Technology Nicolas Dausi has described the third Egyptian cultural week as a representation of the efforts by Malawi and Egypt to preserve culture.
Dausi told a panel discussion at Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources (Luanar) Bunda campus on Tuesday that a nation without culture is like a tree without roots.
He added that government is pleased to note that youth have been incorporated in the cultural week through the round table discussions.
Every Malawian has a role to play in youth empowerment and cultural entrepreneurship, he said.
Three successful young Malawians in different fields were chosen as panelists for the discussion which brought together students from all Luanar campuses and areas surrounding Bunda.
Paramount Chief Gomani V, Frank Mwenechanya and Eve Kasambara debated on issues of leadership, job creating and innovation under theme ‘The Africa we want; our youth, our culture and our future.’
In his remarks, Egyptian ambassador to Malawi, Maher El-Adawy, said the main lesson from the discussion was that Malawians do not need inspiration from outside but can inspire themselves.
El-Adawy added the Africa we want will be achieved in the future in part by investing in the youth today.
The Egyptian cultural week takes place annually in the month of July.
Source: Malawi News Agency � MANA