Government pledges youths support

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———-Government says it will remain committed to creating a conducive environment that will enable the youths to excel and participate in the social-economic development of the country.

Speaking during a special youth service fellowship at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross in Lusaka today, Vice-President Inonge Wina said government will continue to set an agenda for the youths in building their future.

Mrs Wina said the major challenge of unemployment faced by the youths requires consistent efforts by all stakeholders in creating empowerment and employment opportunities for the youths.

She said stakeholders must work closely with the churches and other institutions to continue playing a role in the upbringing of morally upright youths who are able to take responsibility of their lives.

Mrs Wina has challenged the youths to be active in the national agenda and use their God given abilities by investing in the development of the country.

She added that youths should embrace biblical values of respect and discipline and must also learn from the wisdom of their elders.

Mrs Wina stated that no meaningful development can take place without the participation of the cross section of society which includes the youths.

“It is therefore needed that youths take participation in national affairs,” she said.

Mrs Wina also said she was glad to learn that the youths held the thanksgiving service ahead of the National Youth Day which falls on March the 12th.

The service was made colourful by the various choir groups who entertained the audience with their singing

In attendance was the Minister of Youth and Sport, Vincent Mwale, Minister of Health Dr Joseph Kasonde, Deputy Secretary to Cabinet Ambassador Dr Peter Kasanda, Youth and Sports Permanent Secretary Agnes and other distinguished guests.

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