THE development of any nation lies in the way the youths have been nurtured. Zambia has a young population, which has the potential to contribute to the economic, social and political growth,
using the abundant natural resources God has blessed our country with.
However, Zambia commemorates its Youth Day on March 12, while the United Nations International Youth Day is commemorated on August 12.This has made our country to commemorate the event twice in a year, even though very few activities are held in the country on August 12.
Being a member of the United Nations, Zambia must gazette August 12 as the official Youth Day holiday, in conformity with global trends. The current scenario is like an individual who celebrates a birthday twice in a year.