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Youths remain the number one priority in the UPND government-UPND leaders


Ministry of youths and sports Honorable Elvis Nkandu has said that the United Party for National Development (UPND) Government believes in youth affairs and that there are a lot of opportunities for the youths in the ministry.

Speaking when he addressed the youths, Mr Nkandu said that the new dawn Government will not deny opportunities for the youths because they are the owners of the current regime.

Speaking at the same event, Minister of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) Hon Elias Mubanga stated that youths remain the number one priority in the UPND government, hence the creation of the Small and Medium Enterprises, adding that the creation of cooperatives is an initiative that will soon start Bearing fruits to the public.

Mr Mubanga charged that cooperatives are not only meant for CDF but other sister ministries which are stakeholders of the youths.

He has since challenged youths to align themselves into cooperatives and register companies in order to benefit from the current opportunities.
The duo were speaking today in Lusaka where they addressed some youths from different wards in Lusaka District.


  1. This is government that says one thing and does the exact opposite. I am surprised one year and government and they are still promising. For the youth, you will get part of the black mountain the rest is for foreigner that funded UPND.

  2. Who will then care about the Senior Citizen and other under-privileged groups – women and children, and the disabled ?

  3. Where is the youth empowerment strategy in black and white which should be followed by implementation plan? These two ministries are critical for youth employment. Essentially they need to hold workshops. Cooperatives are good thing but cooperatives dynamics need to be discussed and youths need to be educated about this. These two ministries should be on ground running now seem to be sleeping on duty. Youth employment is a time bomb in Zambia and those given the mandate to address need to move with urgency. We do not see the urgency. one year on there is no written strategy and implementation plan accompanied by funding to implement.

  4. United Pungwas of National Disaster (UPND) nibakandile bonse. You give all the positions in govt, parastatals, foreign services and govt boards to the madalas like Panji Kaunda and today you stand on mountain top to hoodwink them. Ala insoni ebuntu ba Nkandu.

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