We have strong youth empowerment policies in our party such as provision of quality and affordable education, skills training and targeted loans facilities that will support investment in many sectors such tourism, small scale mining licenses, agriculture and other areas, says UPND President Hakainde Hichilema.
Speaking when he addressed thousands of Lusaka youths yesterday at NASDEC Sports Complex during the UPND concert dubbed ‘Youths Rock the Vote’ Mr. Hichilema bemoaned the high levels of unemployment among the youths in the country as reason for bad vices in society.
The UPND leader who was accompanied by his two Vice-Presidents Dr. Canisius Banda and Geoffrey Bwalya Mwamba (GBM) said Zambia need the UPND’s robust economic expansion and diversification programmes that will also give them decent job opportunities.
He called the youths across the country to be responsible citizens and refrain from being used as tools in political violence, avoid hate speech and language so as to promote unite and peace in the country.
Mr. Hichilema also appealed to the youths to go to various centers and obtain NRCs and Voters cards as a step towards ending unemployment, poverty and education.
Speaking at the same event UPND Vice President for Politics Dr. Canisius Banda thanked the youths for supporting the UPND but that they should vote out PF in 2016 as only UPND has a clear vision for job creation.
Meanwhile his counterpart for Administration GBM said that PF has failed to govern the country and has no message to sway Zambians anymore.
Mr. Mwamba, who just returned from Southern Province for party activities, told the youths that PF has failed to provide leadership hence laying that UPND is a tribal party.
He called on the Zambian youths not listen to tribal rhetoric being peddled by PF but look for the knowledgeable and capable UPND leadership.