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Road to the Final- Poly does it again!

News   Hazviperi Mbizi   November 22, 2019
PIC: The Polytechnic team celebrating after winning
The Polytechnic Debate team has excelled to the final of the European Union (EU) and Economics Association of Malawi (ECAMA) University students debate competition after beating Malawi Assemblies of God University in the semi finals.

Victoria Luesya, Martin Manyozo and Misheck Kanyimbiri represented the team, which comprises of members of the Association of Business Administration Students.

The debate took place on Thursday, November 21, 2019 at the Crossroads hotel in Lilongwe, under the theme; ‘Inclusive and Sustainable Economic Growth. The topic under discussion was; ‘Is The Current Malawi Fiscal Policy Effective in Spurring growth?

Speaking before the commencement of debate, the Team Leader for the Economic, Trade and Governance Section of the EU to Malawi, Jose Maria Medina Navarro explained that EU has a lot of projects in Malawi but this one aims at reaching out to the youth who constitutes more than half of the population.

“You are the future of Malawi, you are free to voice out your opinion on the topic because this is your country, your future,” Navaro said.

He added that as diplomats they would like to see positive news from Malawi because currently most news tends to be negative.

“Malawian policy runs very low in the economic sector on the international rankings, so through these debates we see such positive energy which shows that Malawi can really have a bright future,” he added.

The Acting Executive Director of ECAMA, Kettie Nyasulu explained that the goal is to help students gain research, public speaking and critical thinking skills.

“The main objective is to encourage youth participation in the development agenda of the country. Creating these forums for students to interact and share knowledge is how they can contribute innovative approaches to the development of the country,” Nyasulu said.

Victoria Luesya expressed her excitement, which she said victory has come about because of hard work and teamwork by the members who have showed support from the beginning of the competition.

The Dean of the Faculty of Commerce, Dr Betchani Tchereni congratulated the team and encouraged them to work harder so that they should win in the final.

The final will take place on November 29th against Catholic University at the Crossroads Lilongwe.


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