Rural youths demand information on empowerment fund
Mwinilunga, March 12, 2015, ZANIS…Youths in Mwinilunga district of
the North Western province have bemoaned the lack of adequate information on how to access the empowerment fund.
ZANIS reports that speaking on behalf of other youths during youth day celebrations in Mwinilunga today, Pouline Poho said the introduction of the youth
empowerment fund by government was a move in the right direction.
The Youth representative however appealed for an intensified sensitization and capacity building programme about the empowerment if youths in rural areas were to benefit from the initiative.
Meanwhile, Miss Poho noted that enrolment levels in schools in the
district have increased due to the good education policies government
had put in place.
She however noted that this had led to challenges of desks and educational learning materials in most community schools which are being upgraded into primary
Miss Poho appealed to government to address this challenge
and many more which the education sector is faced with for young people to
acquire quality education and contribute positively to building a
stable and sustainable future.
And in a speech read on her behalf by Mwinilunga District Commissioner Irene Mate, Minister of Lands and Environmental Protection Christabel Ngimbu said
government attaches great importance to the welfare and
socio-economic development of young people in the country.
Mrs Ngimbu said it was for this reason that government will continue to
place youth development and empowerment at the centre of its programmes
as they are the most vulnerable in society.
She has since urged the youths to work in partnership with government to
put to good use various opportunities to improve the social, political and economic conditions for the young people.