Serenje, March 12, 2015…….A senior government official in Serenje District in Central Province says Zambia’s development cannot be realized if adequate investment is not made in Youths.
Speaking at the National Square in Serenje this morning when he officiated at this year’s youth day celebrations dubbed: “A Youth building a stable and sustainable future,” Serenje District Commissioner Charles Mwelwa said the PF government is aware that no country can attain social and economic development without the active participation of its youths.
Mr Mwelwa said in the past, youths were socially economically and politically alienated from the mainstream of national development because they were regarded as non-factors in this process.
Mr Mwelwa said the PF government will continue to formulate and implement policies and programmes that promote youth empowerment in education, business and employment.
The District Commissioner said as the country celebrates this year’s Youth Day, the nation should be inspired by the theme to join government programmes of transforming youths into productive citizens that will contribute to sustainable national development.
“ As we celebrate the 2015 national youth day, it is my sincere hope this year’s theme will inspire our youth in joining government programmes of transforming youths into useful and productive citizen that will contribute to national development,” Mr Mwelwa said.
And Nchimunya Benkele, a Malcom Moffat College of Education student Youth day Competition First Princes urged youths to arise and stop allowing themselves to be used as tools of violence by politicians if they have to build a sustainable future for themselves.