President Mutharika was speaking at Mzuzu State Lodge during an interactive session with about 1, 200 DPP youth from the Northern Region.
The President said it is very important for the youth to participate in the electoral process, first by registering, then voting, as this is also part of being patriotic to one's own country.
President Mutharika added that within four years of his rule, the DPP government has managed to implement over 290 projects such as road infrastructure development, community colleges, cement and malata subsidy, infrastructure development in public universities, rural electrification as well as job creation for about 20, 000 youths.
He said his government is also discussing with the Chinese Government to deploy experts in the Community Colleges to impart skills development knowledge to students there.
While urging all party leaders to penetrate into rural areas to strengthen the party's grassroot, President Mutharika said his party is confident that it will win next year's tripartite elections with a landslide.
“Cadets are a very important pillar in DPP. One thing I am very sure is that Cadets and women cannot walk out of this party. The morale you give always pump in the much needed lease of life into the party. I can only urge you to continue working for the party,” said the Malawi leader.
Some of the DPP top officials that graced the event were Minister of Transport, who is also the party's Treasurer General Jappie Mhango, DPP's national organising secretary Chimwemwe Chipungu, DPP's Director of Youth Dyton Mussa, Deputy National Organising Secretary (North) Rev. Malani Mtonga, National Director of Logistics Symon Vuwa Kaunda and Regional Governor Kenneth Sanga.