Youths across the country have demanded for an action from government in addressing the many challenges they are facing.
The youths who converged in Lusaka for a two day forum, agreed in a communiqué that the government takes action and not just end at assuring them that it is committed in addressing their concerns.
Some of the issues they raised include the splitting of the Ministry of Youth and Sports saying it has concentrated on promoting sports in the country as opposed to empowering the young people.
The disabled youths also complained that they are left out in all youth empowerment programs citing the Higer Bus Program saying no disabled youth has benefited from such a progressive program.
The youths also agreed that the government considers to review the retirement age as this is proving to be hindrance in young people getting jobs in government.
Meanwhile, some young farmers present at the forum complained for lack of market for their produce saying in as much as government is promoting the full participation of young people in agriculture, it has failed to find market for the young farmers.