——– Kabompo District Commissioner Dennis Kanyakula has appealed to Chiefs and civic leaders to sensitize youths in their areas to apply for the youth development funds.
Mr Kanyakula revealed that it is sad that his office has received only six applications from youths since January.
Mr. Kanyakula said this when he officiated at this year’s youth day celebrations whose theme was ” Opportunity for the youth through enterprise,’ held at Kabompo secondary school today.
Mr. Kanyakula said the PF government was committed to the welfare of youths in a bid to ensure that they too contribute to the development of the economy of Zambia.
He said government will this year build a college for science and mathematics in Kabompo to put to an end the critical shortage of qualified science and mathematics teachers in schools in the district and the north-western province as a whole.
And speaking at the same function head of National Education Campaign Division of the Drug Enforcement Commission in the North-Western province, Kawang’u Kajing’a has urged youths in Kabompo and the province to abandon short-lived pleasure found in taking cannabis and alcohol which had deprived many of physiological maturation of the brain.
Mr Kaningá warned youths to refrain from drug related businesses like re-selling bottled ‘tujilijili and cannabis, locally known as ”lyamba”.
He urged them to seize the opportunity the PF government had put in place for youths in Zambia to engage themselves in business ventures that can create employment for themselves and others.
And a youth representative Mbimbi Chimwang’a appealed to government to put up a mechanism of identifying youths with skills who should have access to the youth development funds in a transparent manner.