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Mandela fellow urges young Zambians to be more productive

MARTIN NKOLOMBA, Lusaka
A MANDELA Washington fellow has advised young people in the country to prove they are capable each time they are given an opportunity by Government.
Aaron Mwewa, who is also Classic Gold chief executive officer, said it does not reflect well when young people and small-scale to medium-scale entrepreneurs squander golden opportunities Government extends to them.
He said young people should not cry foul about opportunities if they are not serious and capable of delivering.
“Whenever you are given a task as a young person, look beyond yourself. Look at how well you can do something, as that is what can contribute to the opening up of more opportunities for other young people,” Mr Mwewa said.
He said it is important for young people to understand that quality is a significant factor in business and that young people, like big companies, can get business opportunities based on how well they are able to deliver.
Mr Mwewa, whose company is into publishing, also called upon Zambians to improve their reading culture, which some stakeholders have described as low.
He said one of the ways to do that would be ensuring quality reading materials
“People are saying our reading culture in Zambia is low. Could it also be because of poor quality of reading materials?” Mr Mwewa said.
He said that is why his publishing company has risen to the challenge by providing quality reading materials and offering an opportunity for Zambians, including young authors to publish their books and other reading materials.

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