ANCYL focuses on job creation, land
THE ANC Youth League (ANCYL) in the province will end youth month celebrations with an effort to accelerate the issue of land and jobs.
The ANCYL will be wrapping up their celebrations in style at Mangaung Outdoor Centre tomorrow with lots of activities and entertainment from local artists.
But the main issues that are expected to capture the minds of young people are jobs and land.
With Free State being one of the provinces with a high rate of unemployment, the ANCYL saw it befitting to address the issue with the youth in the province.
League spokesperson Sello Pietersen previously said that they viewed unemployment as one of the key drivers of crime and escalating alcohol and drug abuse.
“The current generation must emulate past generations in a relentless battle against poverty and inequality as well as unemployment,” Pietersen said.
According to Statistics South Africa about 10.3 million youth between the ages of 16 and 24 were not employed in the country.
Pietersen said the government cannot fight unemployment alone and called on the private sector to come to the party in fighting poverty and unemployment.
FOCUS: The ANCYL has prioritised land and jobs as it wraps up Youth Month.