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Mwale ‘paves way’ for youths

TEDDY KUYELA, Lusaka
MINISTER of Youth, Sport and Child Development Vincent Mwale says his ministry is consulting with the Road Development Agency (RDA) on the possibility of engaging youths in the making of pavers for the Pave Zambia 2000 road project.
Mr Mwale said his ministry wants to come up with a policy that will ensure youths take over the project of making pavers to enable them to contribute fully to the development of the country.
He said this in Lusaka yesterday during the launch of the Zambia Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) youth policy.
“My ministry is currently discussing with RDA on the possibility of taking over the project of making pavers for the Pave Zambia road project.
“We want young Zambians to take over this project so that they can fully contribute to the development of the country,” Mr Mwale said.
He said his ministry would soon procure paver-making machines which will be given to youths so that they can be making construction materials for the Pave Zambia 2000 road project.
Mr Mwale also commended ZCTU for coming up with the youth policy aimed at taking on board young people in the labour movement.
“The development of this youth policy is a clear indication of the commitment that the union has towards improving the welfare of the youth in workplaces and also towards effective youth participation in all union matters,” he said.
Meanwhile, ZCTU general secretary Cosmas Mukuka says the policy would provide guidance on youth activity implementation in the congress.
Mr Mukuka said the guiding principles will give impetus to the participation of the youth in trade union activities.
And ZCTU youth chairperson Muleka Kamanisha urged Government to come up with a programme that will help address the high rate of unemployment in Zambia.

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