Youth, Sport and Child Development Minister, Moses Mawere, says there is need to continue equipping youths with the necessary skills for them to effectively contribute to the country’s economic development.
Mr Mawere has observed that if youths are empowered with skills training, it will enable them to contribute positively to national development and also uplift their living standards.
The minister said this when the International Youth Fellowship delegation from South Korea paid a courtesy on him.
He said the delegation is visiting the country to check on the progress on the construction of the Youth and Sport Development Centre which they pledged to establish in Chilanga district.
Mr Mawere stated that the centre will house various components and facilities for skills development, education and sporting activities.
He said the delegation will also visit the Copperbelt University to orient first- year students on mind-set education which has been introduced as a under the department of humanities.
Mr Mawere said government is happy to partner with such organisations that aim at building capacity among young people in the country as this helps to uplift their well-being.