President Edgar Lungu has launched the so called 2015 National Youth Policy and Action Plan on Empower and Employment which he says must result in the creation of more than 500,000 jobs for the youth by the end of 2016.
Speaking as if he was drunk, Lungu ‘declared’ an end to the era of rhetoric that succeeds on scoring short term political mileage at the expense of long term sustainable national and youth development goals.
President Lungu said the 500,000 jobs will be created through implementation of the national apprenticeship and internship schemes which should create employment for the unskilled youth within participating companies, expansion of low interest credit facilities targeting new and growing youth-led enterprises, and provision of ongoing business support services including mentorship to youth-led businesses.
President Lungu said he expects the Ministries of Finance and youth and sport to work together on the modalities of achieving this.
The Head of State has since directed all State and non State actors to immediately start mainstreaming youth empowerment at all levels.
He has also reiterated his call to the youth to reflect on their obligations, responsibilities and contributions towards national development, as government continues to create opportunities for youth empowerment.
We wonder what they feed these people to utter such rubbish in public.