The National Youth Development Council (NYDC) is set to open the first ever youth skills training centre in Luangwa district.
NYDC Secretary John Phiri disclosed this when he presented a letter from the NYDC to Luangwa District Commissioner Eunie Mumba requesting for the former INDECO Milling building to be turned into a one-stop youths skills centre.
Mr Phiri told the District Commissioner that NYDC is eager to start a youth skills training centre in the district that will provide skills to the youths.
He said the centre will also equip graduates from the Zambia National Service (ZNS) Skills Training centers with tools to enable them start putting their acquired skills to use.
Mr Phiri further said the NYDC will also empower youths that underwent skills training at ZNS with tools to improve their lives.
And Luangwa District Commissioner Eunie Mumba commended NYDC for presenting a platform that will help resolve the plight of the youth in the district.
Mr Mumba said the youths have been denied a lot of skills training due to lack of a training centre in the area.
He said majority of the youths are poor and unable to access such facilities even outside the district adding that the skills training centre will be the first ever in the district after 50 years of Independence.
Meanwhile, District Youth Chairman Musenge Kasunga commended Government and the NYDC for considering establishing a youth skills training centre in Luangwa District.
Mr Kasunga said Youths in Luangwa had felt neglected as they did not have any centre where they could acquire skills and the establishment of the centre will help empower them.