Today I wish to celebrate the contribution of our young men and women in national development. The youth day celebrations this year are unique as they coincide with our country’s independence golden jubilee.
Today, we therefore, remember the contribution of our gallant young men and women in the fight for the political independence of our country fifty years ago. The theme for this year’s celebration is “Zambia at 50: promoting youth mainstreaming for Sustainable National Development”.
The youth can rightly be called the force that drives economic and social progress. They are the innovators and the source of productivity and progression. In this regard, our Government has established the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) which will spur economic activities and growth and create employment opportunities for our people especially the youth.
We owe the youths for they are the ones who keep the world in the continuous evolution that it is in. Happy Youth Day. MCS – 12/03/14