Government has released K50 million for youth empowerment programmes to the Ministry of Youth Sport and Child Development.
Youth and Sport Minister, Vincent Mwale, disclosed this during the launch of the partnership between his ministry and Taj Pamodzi Hotel on the internship and placement programme for youths at Pamozi Hotel in Lusaka today.
Mr Mwale stated that the money is aimed at funding various youth programmes in the country.
Meanwhile, Mr Mwale has thanked Pamozdi Hotel for partnering with the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Child Development in empowering the youths with skills and experience needed for labour market.
Mr Mwale stated that the ministry’s strategic policy is to establish at least one youth resource centre in each district throughout the country, stressing that the Lusaka Youth Resource Centre is one such centre which is operating under his ministry and offering vocational skills to the youths.
He urged the youths to have a sense of discipline, commitment and willingness to learn so that they can come out of the programme better.
Mr Mwale stated that the action plan encourages young people to come together and form cooperatives and companies in which they can be empowered through various initiatives such as the youth development
Government, through the Ministry of Youth, Sport and Child Development has partnered with Taj Pamodzi Hotel in internship and placement programme for the youths who have been trained in various skills in hospitality industry.