UPND youths in Kitwe challenge government on disbursement of Youth Empowerment Funds
Written by newsroom on June 10, 2019
By Clinton Masumba, Kitwe
Wusakile Constituency United Party for National Development (UPND) Youth Chairperson John Masumbuko has challenged government to explain how Youth Empowerment Funds are being disbursed and who beneficiaries are.
And Mr Masumbuko has urged Minister of Youth and Sports Moses Mawere to rise above partisan politics and ensure youths are empowered with meaningful skills to help address high unemployment levels in the Country.
He has told Flava Fm News that majority youths in the country are languishing in abject poverty due to lack of employment opportunities while Youth Empowerment Funds continue to be politicized.
Mr Masumbuko charges that the level of selfishness which has only seen Patriotic Front (PF) cadres benefit from Youth Empowerment Funds is worrying.
He has further appealed to government to level the playing field and allow all youths regardless of their political affiliation benefit from Youth Empowerment Funds.