Kawambwa district commissioner Ivo Mpasa has implored the government to allow youths access the citizenship economic empowerment fund (CEEF) to enhance their livelihoods.
Mr Mpasa made the call when deputy minister of works and communication Panji Kaunda paid a courtesy call on him in Kawambwa today.
Mr Mpasa observed that many youths in the area are shunning local skills training centers saying they cannot do anything after completing the courses hence the appeal to allow them access the CEEF.
He says many youths in the area have nowhere to go after completing their skills training at local institutions and they need to be helped with the CEEF.
Mr Mpasa also said it was difficult for youths in rural areas to go for skills training centers in urban areas and that the CEEC should help them access the funds.
And the DC has told Colonel Kaunda that Kosapo skills center in the area is not attractive because two courses are being done in one classroom due to shortage of space.
However, Colonel Kaunda noted that government does not want youths to stay without doing anything after completing skills training courses.