Calls for youth to create employment opportunities
KING Cetshwayo District Mayor Nonhle Mkhulisi has appealed to the district’s youth to lead programmes that will create employers rather than employees as part of addressing youth unemployment.
Mkhulisi was speaking at the Green Economy and Youth Business Indaba held at Ngamla Lodge near Iniwe last week.
She said the level of unemployment among young people in the country demanded new strategies.
‘We have to start emphasising the need to create employment opportunities. Let us create our small businesses and seek assistance from the government.
‘As local government we remain committed to providing skills development for young people.
‘In the spirit of Nelson Mandela and Mama Albertina Sisulu, we want to see a generation of young people who are business minded,’ she said.
Mkhulisi’s sentiments were echoed by the Chairperson of the National Youth Development Agency (NYDA) in the district, Sifiso Mtsweni.
‘Our call to the youth is simple. Unite, create employment opportunities and speak with one voice. In that way we will be able to contribute to local economic development,’ Mtsweni said.
‘We will be opening our new offices in Empangeni next week which will be beneficial to you as young people.’.