Kaunda was speaking in Nkhata Bay during an inter-gospel music show organized by the Christian Voices Choir of the Nkhata Bay Gospel Association.
Kaunda said music industry is another big business to unlock youth’s social and economic opportunities.
The choirs were drawn from across the district and others from Mzuzu, glorifying God through singing.
Kaunda said government attaches great importance to the development of various talents among the youths.
“The Gospel shows are very important, they help people to improve on their skills on one way or the other,” he said.
The Presidential Advisor said such shows create an interactive environment for people of different backgrounds thereby promoting unity, peace and coexistence as championed by the current administration.
“The State President has been calling people to be united, to be God fearing because the word of God has the power to transform the character of a person and the President is calling people to have integrity, to love one another, hard working and patriotic,” he added.
Kaunda also noted with appreciation that a good number of youths are also ministering in various church activities including in music.
Chairperson for Nkhata Bay Clergy Association, Rev. David Kandawire said apart from shaping their music skills, the shows help youths to remain focused and productive.
“We teach our youths to be of good morals and the coming of the Presidential Advisor on Youth Affairs we have been motivated,” he said.
The Christian Voices Choir organized the event to solicit funds for purchasing music equipment for the group.
“We have a very big project of buying state of the art music equipment and with God we hope to get the needed support,” said Bright Kaunda, Chairperson for Christian Voices Choir.
During the show, the Presidential Advisor contributed K100, 000 to the event. He also announced the launch of church choir competitions for all choirs under the Nkhata Bay Gospel Association.
The Christian Voices Choir was established in the early 2000 and it has at least 22 members from various church denominations.