Government committed to empowering youths in ICTs

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Ministry of Youth, Sport and Child Development has remained resolute to empowering both rural and urban youths country wide in Information and Communication Technology(ICTs).

Director of Youth Development Collins Mulonda says the Ministry is actively implementing the ICT Business Empowerment Scheme for young people.

Mr. Mulonda told ZANIS in an interview that the project is one of the quick win projects for the young people as outlined in the 2015 National Youth Policy.

He emphasized that ICT business scheme empowers young people with knowledge and equipment to enable them come up with business centers, stating that rural youths connected to the National Power Grid are among the beneficiaries.

“It’s a quick win project and rural youths connected to the national power grid benefit also. We already launched the project and we are currently pursuing phase one,” he stressed.

The Director of Youth Development affirmed that youth groups from 60 districts six districts per Province will benefit from the ICT loan empowerment.

Mr. Mulonda asserted that the identified youth cooperatives on the Copperbelt Province had their leaders trained in ICT empowerment Scheme.

He explained that each identified youth Cooperative is provided with five desk tops, printer and an internet connector among others to enable them establish a business center.

Mr. Mulonda further urged youths with interest in ICTs to apply through the Provincial offices for the loan.

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  1. One minister is threatening to close google facebook and other media and anothe ministry is encouraging youth to take out loans to set up business centres focused around the very technology that the minister is threatening to shut down. How will they repay their loans. Does the right hand communicate with the left hand.

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