Deputy Minister of Youth and Sport Chinga Miyutu has called on Commonwealth countries to accelerate the mainstreaming of the youth in all sectors of their economies.
Mr. Miyutu said this is in order to enhance adequate empowerment of the youth in order to foster sustainable development.
He was speaking in Port Moresby, the capital city of Papua New Guinea during the deliberations at the Commonwealth Youth Ministers’ meeting (CYMM).
He further called on the Commonwealth member states to ensure that young people become the main actors in national development and not mere beneficiaries of the development process.
The CYMM is the highest policy and decision making body on youth development at the Commonwealth.
The eighth CYM meeting, which started on 15th April 2013, has attracted participation from 40 Commonwealth member states.
This is contained in a statement issued to ZANIS in Lusaka today by Ministry of Youth and Sports Permanent Secretary Agnes Musunga, who is also in Papua New Guinea.
Others that have accompanied the Deputy Minister to the meeting are Muma Mukupa, who is Chief Youth Development Officer in the ministry, Kangwa Mubanga, Planner in the same minister and Teddy Nyasulu, who is Youth Leader from Junior Achievement Zambia.