2)–Govt pledges to reduce youth unemployment

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–Government  says it will continue working hard to reduce youth unemployment and poverty in the country.

Serenje Central Member of Parliament Philip Kosamu said the PF government will continue working tirelessly to reduce youth unemployment and subsequently the high poverty levels among the youth.

Mr Kosamu was speaking when he officiated at the launch of the upgrading of 31.2 kilometers of Serenje township roads to bituminous standard .

Mr Kosamu who is also Lusaka Province Minister said job creation is the immediate effect of the upgrading of the district township roads by the Chinese contractor Hua Jiang Investment Limited.

He said the project which is being implemented at a cost of K135 million has employed a lot of youths in the district.

The area Member of Parliament thanked President Micheal Sata for launching the Link Zambia 8000 Road Project adding that the upgrading of the roads in the district was a realization of the President’s initiative.

He said within the short period the PF government has been in power, it has initiated a lot of developmental projects in the district including the construction of Muchinda Boarding School in Kabundi and  a Police station at the boma.

Other projects are the installation of street lights on Nganswa road, the expected construction of 148 houses for security officers at the Serenje turn-off and upgrading of the Air strip.

Mr Kosamu also said the completion of the upgrading of the township roads will help attract investment in the district and make internal transportation of people and goods easy.

He appealed to Serenje residents to give the contractor the necessary support and guard the roads jealously once completed before September 2015.

Hua Jiang Investment Limited representative Sony Tin said her company will work efficiently and effectively to give the people of Serenje good roads.

And speaking in an interview with ZANIS, PF Provincial Youth Chairperson Jeliaty Ntembwa said the development that has come to the district is the fulfillment of the promises the party made during the 2011 election campaigns.

Mr Ntembwa said the PF  is a pro-poor government hence upon coming into power removed subsidies on fuel and channeled the money to build infrastructure to benefit the poor.