President Michael Sata states the government is striving to develop a mechanism to support industrialization and job creation leading to a transformed economy. President Sata said the aim is to increase employment opportunities in potential sectors such as agriculture, tourism, construction and manufacturing.
“Government will also promote internships and apprenticeships by linking college students to employers and introducing them to work environments to improve their skills and enable them to access employment,” he said.
The President went on claiming that his government has made incredible progress in youth development since it came to power. He also accredited the government for developing policies and programs that would endorse youth participation in the social-economic development of the country.
“My Government is committed to creating employment and enterprise development opportunities for our youth. We shall therefore continue to develop policies that promote youth participation in the social-economic development of the country,” he said.
“We have commenced the construction of model youth resource centres in Kafue at a cost of KR22 million (K22 billion), in Chililabombwe at a cost of KR12 million (K12 billion) and in Luanshya at a cost of KR11 million (K11 billion). Further, Chiyota Youth Resource Centre in Rufunsa district is being rehabilitated at a cost of KR8 million (K8 billion).”