President Lungu Targets Creation Of 500,000 Youth Jobs In 2016

President Lungu Targets Creation Of 500,000 Youth Jobs In 2016

EDGAR-C-L-1President Edgar Lungu has launched the 2015 National Youth Policy and Action Plan on Empower and Employment which he says must result in the creation of more than 500,000 jobs for the youth by the end of 2016.

President Lungu has since declared an end to the era of rhetoric that succeeds on scoring short term political mileage at the expense of long term sustainable national and youth development goals.

Speaking during the launch of the two documents in Lusaka this morning, President Lungu says the 500,000 jobs will be created through implementation of the national apprenticeship and internship schemes which should create employment for the unskilled youth within participating companies, expansion of low interest credit facilities targeting new and growing youth-led enterprises, and provision of ongoing business support services including mentorship to youth-led businesses.

President Lungu says he expects the Ministries of Finance and youth and sport to work together on the modalities of achieving this.

The Head of State has since directed all State and non State actors to immediately start mainstreaming youth empowerment at all levels.

He has also reiterated his call to the youth to reflect on their obligations, responsibilities and contributions towards national development, as government continues to create opportunities for youth empowerment.

Speaking earlier, UN Zambia Resident Coordinator Janet Rogan commended the Zambian government for launching the National Youth Policy and Action Plan to coincide with the International Youth Day which falls today under the theme “Youth Civic Engagement”.

And Youth and Sport Minister Vincent Mwale has observed that by personally officiating at the launch of the Youth Policy and Action Plan, President Lungu has demonstrated his commitment to addressing issues affecting youths in the country.

14 Responses to "President Lungu Targets Creation Of 500,000 Youth Jobs In 2016"

  1. Onyx power @vampiro   August 12, 2015 at 6:22 pm

    @nez and @jjb this should end your poverty lives and stop blogging for a living. Submit your docs for consideration so that you can start work also.

    • Mawata   August 13, 2015 at 7:08 am

      With each passing day, however, the fates of millions of hungry people around Zambia grow more dire.

      • Onyx power @vampiro   August 13, 2015 at 7:53 am

        That’s not true my friend.

  2. steve jobs   August 12, 2015 at 7:10 pm

    That will be good. Tufweko boys jobs are coming so that you have something to do cause most you spend the all day writing commits cause you have no jobs. Make sure you a one job

  3. Hello Haters   August 12, 2015 at 7:22 pm

    Lungu, lungu, lungu, lungu, icho, icho, icho, icho, have praised him for once, are you happy now? WE GOT 4 MONTHS TO 2016, UMO INKAMUCHONKOLA ICHIKUMO MUMONA INGAMUKAFILWE TO ACHIEVE THAT TARGET YOU HAVE SET, AND NOT ISHAKUSUNKA AMA WHEELBARROW PAMA CONTRACT.

  4. Moses chipoya   August 12, 2015 at 8:47 pm

    Update me any latest newspaper

  5. AMASHOKO KOPALA   August 12, 2015 at 9:36 pm

    UBUFI MWE BANTU TATA UBUFI UUBBUUFFII UBUFI WLL KICK U OUT OF POWER SWEET TALKS GO N TELL YO CHILDREN NABA KU CHAWAMA ………COM WHEN HH U B AT NEW PLOT 1 SWEET TALK, SWEET TALK SWET TALKS GO N TELL YO FATHER…….

  6. AMASHOKO KOPALA   August 12, 2015 at 9:46 pm

    TWALISHOKWA SAANA TELL US IF JUST WESTED OUR VOTE NOW WE ARE GON TO VOTE WISELY A LEADER WITH BZNESS MIND NOT U BOSS A PRESIDENT MUST BE BZNESS MINDED NOT IMWE IFYO MWALOTA KU FILANDA WALK UP SR DO BE USELESS

  7. P Kazhila   August 12, 2015 at 10:30 pm

    EAZ, Professional bodies must examine the two documents for their efficacy. Creating 500 000 jobs in a year is completely unrealistic because the investment needed will be in excess of US$10billion. How will these funds be raised?

  8. FuManchu   August 12, 2015 at 10:47 pm

    Total hallucinations and continued rhetoric! People must learn to dig out the archives and start making comparison to what is now being said and what earlier had been said at fora as officiated by Lungu. I for one believe nothing of what is being said by someone who from the start said had no vision. As always Lungu was reading from a speech prepared for the occasion.p

  9. twetwe   August 12, 2015 at 10:56 pm

    Politics…the youth are now gotten over being spun a yarn for votes. The citizen empowerment fund or whatever it was called only benefited cadres that had no true business plan. They have not paid back for others to benefit becoz it was all politics.Where were these ideas that surely will never bear fruit but a drain on public resources. 500,000 in 2016 – why cant we save the current jobs under threat now instead of looking optimistically at a projected pronouncement that may never come to pass

  10. true son of my father   August 13, 2015 at 12:16 am

    ndeloleshafye

  11. lemba   August 13, 2015 at 8:25 am

    Yes yes he will do it if ZNS employees 1,000, ZP 1000, Immigration 200, ZRA 300, Z Army 1000, ZAF 200 and other Government Intuitions + private sectors and newly opening companies what is 500,000 not forgetting self-employment. Bravo H.E. Long Live ECL.

  12. Abel Prince   August 16, 2015 at 12:51 pm

    H.E Mr Lungu Is Biting More Than He Can Chew. 100% Lies. Makulyenyi,mwongeya?