Acting President Ngosa Simbyakula has on Thursday led thousand of youths in commemorating youth day celebrations.
Dr. Simbyakula who arrived at the Freedom Statue this morning lead several dignitaries and government officials in laying wreaths at the statue.
Various schools, universities, colleges and some political parties and institutions have participated in the youth day celebrations being observed across the country.
This year’s youth day celebration is being held under the theme Building a stable and sustainable future.
And Dr.Symbyakula says Government has increased Youth Empowerment Funds from 20- Million in 2014 to 29 Million kwacha in this year.
Dr. Simbyakula says the move is aimed at providing opportunities for Young people to contribute to the development of the country.
Dr. Simbyakula says all Youths have equal access to the funds regardless of their political affiliation.
The acting President explained that Government is also committed to create more employment opportunities in Tourism, Mining and others.
He was speaking this morning when he officiated at this year’s Youth Day celebrations.
Dr. Simbyakula has further explained that Government is also looking at other initiatives of improving the welfare of Youths such as the Citizen Empowerment Commissions and Gender Empowerment for access of funds.
And Sports Minister Vincent Mwale says youths in the country need to work towards assisting in liberating the country out of poverty.
Meanwhile, Bangwe Naviley reports that Health Deputy Minister Chitalu Chilufya has urged Youths in Chembe District to put health promotion first because the new district will be a busy transit border once the Pedicle road is completed.
Dr. Chilufya says Government is therefore building 6 health posts in Chembe District ahead of time.
Dr. Chilufya was speaking in Chembe on Thursday afternoon when he officiated at this year’s Youth Day celebrations.
He has urged the Youths to invest their energies in business activities as the area gets busy.
And Dr. Chilufya has donated 20 new laptops for distribution in various schools in Chembe.
Dr. Chilufya says Government is for the first time building a boarding school in the new district.
He also says two more schools have been upgraded to improve access to education.
And Yotam Mugara reports that over one hundred youths in Luapula Province have benefited from the Youth Development Fund.
And Foreign Affairs Minister, Harry Kalaba says the youths have the potential to turn Luapula Province into an economic giant.
Mr. Kalaba was speaking during the youth day commemoration in Mansa District.
He says President Edgar Lungu is committed to empower youths in the country as evidenced by many appointments of young men and women into government.
Meanwhile Luapula Province Minister, Benson Kapaya has urged youths in the province to take advantage of youths empowerment programmes.
Brigadier General Kapaya says Luapula Province is endowed with lots of opportunities which the youths must explore.
And Government has distributed five point two million kwacha to
one hundred and forty seven young people on the Copperbelt under the
Youth Empowerment fund.
Copperbelt Provincial Youth Coordinator Benford Chisanyi says most of the funded youth groups were doing well and running viable and lucrative business ventures.
Speaking when he featured on ZNBC’s Morning Live News and Current
Affairs programme from the Kitwe Studio’s this morning Mr Chisanyi
said most of the Youths in the rural parts of the Copperbelt where
having challenges in accessing the funds.
Zambiaon Thursday commemorates youth day under the theme: Youths Building a Stable and Sustainable Future.
And Mr. Chisanyi has challenged Youths to resolve and work towards
developing the Country.
He says youths must begin to change their mindset and contribute to
national development because Government has created an enabling
environment for young People to flourish.