HH Ready to Fix Youth Unemployment
A government serious about job creation is a government serious about supporting local business and investing in youths. Yet the PF has only created jobs for itself, while its mismanagement of the mining and energy sectors has seen thousands made unemployed.
Youth unemployment is 5 times higher than for older Zambians. Many of our youths have become frustrated and disillusioned with the broken promises and empty rhetoric of politicians, fuelling unrest as they look for solutions elsewhere.
I am ready to fix it. Under our 10 Point Plan a UPND government will invest in our youth so they have employable skills through skill training initiatives and mentorship programmes. We will invest until every child is in school, through bursaries or other financing mechanisms. We will pay for this by cutting waste at State House and fighting corruption by ensuring the full autonomy of the Anti-Corruption Commission.
We will break down the barriers that stop youths from succeeding, such as difficulty accessing credit, and we will give our youths contracts, from supplying furniture to schools to making uniforms for public sector workers.