N/West youths challenged
NORTH Western Province Patriotic Front provincial youth chairperson, Aminon Hara has called for an increased participation of young people in the electronic voucher programme.
Mr Hara told the Daily Nation yesterday that young people should actively participate in national matters that bring socialeconomic development in the country such as the e-voucher system.
He said the electronic voucher programme will help promote efficiency and increase productivity in the country thereby reducing poverty at household level.
"This will enable fast access to agro inputs by the farmers and speedy delivery of inputs to designated locations," he said.
Mr Hara said young people account for about 80 percent of the country's population hence the need for them to be proactive and contribute positively to national development.
He said for a long time young men and women have “folded their arms” and left all matters affecting the nation to older people.
"Things have to change, this is the time for every youth to actively participate in matters of development at every level,” Mr Hara said.
He said this year's Youth Day Commemoration theme "Leveraging Opportunities for Youths through ICT" resonates well with the National Youth Policy which was launched in 2015 by President Edgar Lungu.
"And as youths in the Province we want to adopt this into a practical solution that will see the youth as latent asset that can use ICT in creating jobs, bringing markets closer and increasing knowledge and literacy levels," he said.