Government under Ministry of Youth sets aside K 48.2 million for youths-Mwanakatwe

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Finance Minister Margaret Mhango Mwanakatwe
Finance Minister Margaret Mhango Mwanakatwe

Finance Minister, Margaret Mwanakatwe has said this year’s International Women’s Day theme is a call for everyone to ensure that Developmental programmes are implemented without leaving anyone behind as the country seeks to attain middle income status by the year 2030.

Speaking when she officiated at the International Women’s Day held at

St. Luke’s Nursing School in Rufunsa district yesterday, Ms. Mwanakatwe said Government is committed making the country attain the middle income status by 2030 and does not want to leave anyone behind especially the women.

She said Government is committed to achieving gender equality and women’s empowerment as enshrined in the Seventh National Development Plan, the vision 2030, and the sustainable development goals.

Mrs. Mwanakatwe affirmated that action in supporting women led and women influenced community programmes will be prioritized by all stakeholders men included.

The Finance Minister added that Government has put a number of policies and interventions to empower women in both rural and urban areas which include the girl’s education, women empowerment and livelihoods funded by government with support from the World Bank.

Ms. Mwanakatwe further said other budgeted programmes from which women and the youth can benefit include the K48.2 million under the Ministry of Youth and Sport, K42.7 million under the Citizen Economic empowerment Commission, K140 million for the food security pack to benefit 80, 000 vulnerable but viable farmers and K16 million under the ministry of community development to enable 200, 000 beneficiaries to have access to education and health care.

She said all these programmes and policies are aimed at not leaving anyone behind in development and encouraged women to get involved in entrepreneurship as history has shown that business created by women tend to grow in a more exponential and stable manner.

And Rufunsa District Commissioner, Judith Chama appreciated Government for being mindful of the role the women play in the development of the country and urged the women to take advantage of government programmes and policies.

Mrs. Chama further called on the traditional leadership to continue working with government in the fight against gender based violence, early marriages and other vices that retard development.

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  1. Never believe PF led regime of lies. Just say that the K48.2 million is for PF banditry youths & stop cheating the people.
    The Skeleton Key
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    • What Margaret meant is that PF government is committed to distributing PF campaign material to all youth. Re-election for PF in 2021 is a priority over youth empowerment.

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    • @ JayJay: You made me laugh, true, a big Monkey Advising us how to Keep our Maize Combs very secure?? She is the biggest thief.

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  2. HOPE MONEY WAS RAISED FROM THE CAPITAL MARKETS ……..The capital markets industry, however, provides the most credible, transparent, and sustainable path for financing the growth of any economy to move from stabilisation to growth with jobs – and even economic expansion

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    • They will be even be more richier now they have the keys to the maize field all they nieces and nephews from her village will be CEOs of CEEC funded proxy companies …they wont even know it.

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  3. Meanwhile the Kwacha has fallen upon deportation of Zodwa Wa Bantu.
    She is just another woman and I don’t know why we are so concerned about her presence in Zambia.

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  4. Surely is this the right Minister to be talking about Citizen Economic empowerment Commission loans…what the hell is wrong with these crooks…just last week she was talking about another empowerment schemes. You have been giving out these so called empowerment loans for last 10 years yet you dont tell us how much is paid back….no wonder you lack fiscal discipline.
    This is why Lazy Lungu brought this woman to Finance to steal and dish money out to PF cadres.

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  5. How czn we achieve middle income status by 2030 (12 years) when since indepence we are still dependent on foreign aid, 70% of country in poverty, 58% below poverty line. Please lets not give false hope .
    If pipo are made aware of the true state of our nation then there might be a greater incentive to work to upgrade our situation. You tell pipo we (they) will be middle class by 2030 is wrong, please be honest with yourselves in power so that pipo dont live with false hope. That is cruelty of the highest magnitude

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  6. Education and Training are the Dual Carriage ways, between underdevelopment and development.
    Let us know the prioritized specific empowerment projects and programs into which these lots of money will poured into. Otherwise, this is just more money in the pockets, of a few.

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  7. The country seeks to attain middle income status by the year 2030.You have been saying to archive this target by 2020. The goal post has moved again?

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  8. She was miselected as MP with multiple breaches of the electoral code still live and pending in court. She should not be an MP never mind a Minister. Why should Edgar not simply appoint Rupiah Banda as President and finish the job he has been paid for?

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