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State dispatches K6bn for Youth development

Rural News State dispatches K6bn for Youth development

Government has disclosed that it has so far dispatched a total of K6 billion to various constituencies country wide to enable youths venture into developmental projects.

Speaking on tommorrow’s Youth Day celebrations, Sports Youth and Child Development
Permanent Secretary Bobby Samakai who confirmed that all was set for Youth Day told
ZANIS in an interview in Lusaka today that Government had so far disbursed K6
billion for Youth projects to various constituencies.

Mr Samakai said youths should work towards this year’s theme dubbed Youths Rise To
The Challenges of Job and Wealth Creation.

He also said youths should venture into developmental projects that would empower
them economically.

The Permanent Secretary challenged youths to always be creative and not only wait
for the Government to provide them employment.

He said youths should come up with projects that the Government through his ministry
will fund to improve their welfare.

On celebrations to mark Youth Day tommorrow, Mr Samakai said Government has put in
place all necessary logistics needed for the event.

Meanwhile, the Permanent Secretary said his ministry was waiting for the last bus of
vulnerable youths and some street children to be taken to Zambia National Service
(ZNS) camps for training.

He said the group expected to be taken to the camps during the course of this week
would be the last to be taken.

Ambassador Samakai said a total of 300 boys and 200 girls have so far been taken to
Katete and Kitwe ZNS camps.

Government this year targeted to take into training 600 street kids and other
vulnerable children to empower them in different skills.


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