FIRST Lady Christine Kaseba has commended Government for its unwavering commitment to improving the welfare of children through construction of schools and universities.
Dr Kaseba praised Government for prioritising the welfare of young people as demonstrated by the construction of education infrastructure.
Young people whose careers we are building through Debate Time in schools, hold the future of involved countries in their hands.
Debate Time is an excellent programme that provides young people an opportunity to be part of the decision-making, critical thinkers and gives platform to demonstrate their capacity to contribute to national development,î she said.
Dr Kaseba said this on Saturday during a Zambia National Broadcasting Corporation (ZNBC) and Zambia Information Communications Technology Authority (ZICTA) 2014 Debate Time international grand finale between Zambia and South Africa.
Zambia won the top prize of US$5,000 after beating South Africa.
Dr Kaseba also donated US$10,000 to the debating teams for investment in ICTs.
She commended ZNBC and ZICTA for giving young people in schools an opportunity to discuss, debate and propose solutions to issues and problems affecting them and their countries.
Dr Kaseba also commended the students for the wealth of information generated following hours of research and creativity in arguments put forward with confidence.
I would like to see students debate on how Zambia and Africa can feed the entire globe because we have all natural resources to feed the 7 billion population,î she said.
Earlier, ZNBC board chairperson John Mulwila said the organisation is committed to helping young people achieve their potential as indicated by the number of programmes running on its radio and television. ZAMBIA DAILY MAIL