ZIO MWALE, Kafue
WORKS on the construction of Kafue Resource Centre in Lusaka Province are nearing completion with the facility set to open its doors to members of the
public in September this year.
Ministry of Youth, Sport and Child Development permanent secretary Agness Musunga said the centre will be offering vocation and skills training to the youths in carpentry, music, agriculture, tailoring and art.
Ms Musunga has urged youths in Kafue and beyond to take advantage of the centre to acquire survival skills and effectively contribute to poverty reduction and job creation.
Ms Musunga said this during the 10th anniversary of the Amos youth Centre in Kafue district recently.
“This youth development centre, like the Amos Youth Centre, will also provide different skills to the learners. The centre will provide vocation and life skills to the youth for their improved livelihoods,” she said.
Ms Musunga said Government is aware of various challenges that young people are facing and is working hard to address the situation to enable them contribute to national development.
“In order to address these challenges, Government through the Ministry of Youth, Sport, and Child Development is implementing various empowerment programmes and the Kafue Youth Resource Centre is one such initiative,” she said.
Meanwhile, Ms Musunga has commended the Amos Youth Centre for supplementing Government’s efforts in empowering the youth in the district.
“As Government, we would like to thank the Amos Youth Centre for empowering the youth of Kafue through education, and leadership, thus breaking cycles of poverty in the country,” she said.