Youth fund is for empowerment-PS

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Youth fund is for empowerment-PS

Mongu, June 11,2013, ZANIS…Western province permanent secretary Emmanuel

Mwamba says the disbursement of youth development funds is meant to empower youths

to contribute to national development.


Mr. Mwamba stated that the youth development funds are from  tax payers money aimed at

empowering vulnerable youths throughout the country.


Mr Mwamba said this in a speech read for him by deputy sermanent

secretary  Namukolo Kamona in Mongu today during the launch of the disbursement of the

2013 youth development fund.


He noted that the majority of youths do not have the required

Resources and property to use as collateral in accessing loans but

that government has put measures in place to enable deserving youths

obtain the much needed funds.


The permanent secretary added that his office had received a total 120

applications from youths in nine districts wishing to access the funds while none  has

been received from the other seven districts located in flood areas due to

inadequate sensitization especially in remote areas of the province.


Mr. Mwamba further added that the districts that will fail to exhaust

their allocated funds  will risk losing them to others that will

need additional money to complete the projects.


He has since called on district commissioners to take advantage of

field meetings and organize youths for YDF sensitization meetings.


Western province last year received a total of KR856, 957.00 for the youth development fund

 Out of which KR304,635.00 was not utilized.