Government says it has sourced funds to facilitate the creation of 500,000 jobs for youths in the country.
Deputy Minister of Youth and Sport Ronald Chitotela disclosed this today during the Kwacha good morning Zambia programme on Zambia National Broadcasting Corporation (ZNBC) in Lusaka.
Mr Chitotela said government intends to create 500, 000 jobs for youths through entrepreneurship before the end of this year.
The deputy minister assured that government has already sourced the funds and called on the youth across the country to take advantage of the youth empowerment fund.
Mr Chitotela pointed out that thousands of youth across the country have already applied to be considered for the youth empowerment fund in order to start up new and boost old businesses.
He urged Zambians to continue supporting the PF administration as it is geared to continue uplifting the living standards of the citizens across the country.
Mr Chitotela was speaking ahead of next Saturday’s March 12, 2016 Youth Day Celebrations.