Minister of Youth, Sport and Child Development Moses Mawere says the rate at which new employment opportunities are being created is very low due to technology leading to most jobs that could be done or performed by people.
Speaking during the official opening of the 2017 national youth forum and young entrepreneurs and innovators exhibition the minister noted that new technology has contributed to unemployment stating that entrepreneurship development becomes critical for employment creation.
The minister also said that he was delighted to announce that the exhibition had attracted 53 youth entrepreneurs that exhibited products and services.
He also noted that the exhibition had also brought on board other government institutions providing a range of services to the public.
“The Zambia Public Procurement Authority, The Patents and Company Registration Agency and the Citizens Economic Empowerment Commission are the institutions that will offer on-the-spot advice and services on doing business in Zambia to our youth during the exhibition,” Mr. Mawere said.
Mr. Mawere further stated that the national youth forum was organized to provide a platform for government and cooperating partners to engage the youth with a view of accelerating implementation of the 2015 national youth policy and the action plan for youth empowerment and employment.
He also stated that the forum had attracted 200 participants from all works of life and from all the ten provinces.
Speaking at the same event, Regional Director of the United Nation’s Education Scientific Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Professor Hubert Gijzen said that the goal of reaching the Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals is not by individuals, individual organizations and countries but by building inclusive societies.
He further stated that the youth are the key asset in any society but that the benefits will only be engaged not as a target audience but as full participants in shaping the future. Professor Gijzen stated that the youth forum had come at a time the world had embarked on an ambitious new global agenda.
“The 2030 agenda and its 17 sustainable development goals represent the most ambitious and comprehensive commitment the international community has ever made to achieve 3 extraordinary things which are to end extreme poverty, fight inequality and injustice and to protect our planet.
In his concluding remarks the Professor highlighted that wisdom, energy , dedication, skills and aspirations are what will steer societies towards a more sustainable and peaceful future.
This week Zambia is celebrating the 2017 National Youth Week under the theme: “Unity and innovation for a smart Zambia.”
ZANACO OPEN A THREE LEAD IN MTN/FAZ SUPER LEAGUE
Zanaco Football club has continued occupying first position on the MTN/FAZ Super league table after recording their third back to back victory with Real Nakonde being their latest casualties in Week 32 round of matches played between yesterday and Tuesday 24th October.
Zanaco’s Heritier Nkonko was first to find the back of the net for the bankers against Real in the 36th minute while a 69th minute second-half goal by Felix Nyaende condemned Real Nakonde to their 20th loss of the season.
Meanwhile, Second placed Green Buffaloes yesterday played to a zero zero stalemate with Lusaka Dynamos while Kitwe based Power dynamos on Tuesday managed to salvage a one all draw against their copperbelt rivals Zesco United.
And Nkana yesterday thrashed Nkwazi by two goals to zero in a thrilling match played at Nkana stadium with Striker Ronald Sate Sate Kampamba scoring in the 26th minute through a Harrison Chisala assist.
Nkana continued to search for a second goal and their efforts were rewarded as left back Dieugo Apanane's ferocious goal from a free kick in the 85th minute pushed the Kitwe based to fourth position on the table.
This means Zanaco still seat in first position with 60 points from 32 games played while Green Buffaloes trail the bankers in second place with 57 points from 32 games.
Zesco united are in third position with 56 points and two games in hand while Nkana occupy fourth position on 55 points after 32 games played.
At the bottom of the table in relegation waters is City of Lusaka seating on 20th position after recording their 24th loss of the season from 31 games, while Mufulira Wanderers, Konkola Blades and Real Nakonde occupy 17th, 18th, and 19th positions respectively.
THE FAZ/MTN SUPER LEAGUE TABLE AFTER WEEK 32 ROUND OF MATCHES
WEEK 32 FULL RESULTS
Zesco 1-1 Power Dynamos
Lumwana Radiants 0-1 Napsa Stars
Nkana 2-0 Nkwazi
Zanaco 2-0 Real Nakonde
Konkola Blades 1-2 Red Arrows
Mufulira Wanderers 0-0 Choma Eagles
Nchanga Rangers 1-0 Buildcon
Green Buffaloes 0-0 Lusaka Dynamos
City of Lusaka 0-1 Kabwe Warriors
Nakambala Leopards 0-0 Forest Rangers ... See MoreSee Less
Mulenga Kapwepwe's From the Kayambi Diaries of the White Fathers.. 28th July 1895 - (Chief) Makasa pays us a long and friendly visit. We talk about everything, religion, geography, astronomy. Truly t...