Zambia commited to hosting the Commonwealth Youth Programme (CYP)

Minister of Youth and Sport, Child Development Hon. Vincent Mwale has assured the Commonwealth of Zambia’s firm commitment to hosting the Commonwealth Youth Programme (CYP)
And Mr. Mwale has observed that there is a mismatch between what the youth are taught in schools and what the labour market is offering in terms of work hence the need for them to be equipped with life serving skills that can help them in future.
During a meeting with Commonwealth Secretariat Deputy Secretary-General Deodat Maharaj and Youth Division Director Katherine Ellis, Hon. Mwale who was in the company of Zambia’s High Commissioner to the United Kingdom His Excellency Mr. Muyeba Chikonde, Ministry of Youth and Sport planner Kangwa Mubanga and Councillor-Political Akalalambili Kaluwe, said CYP was important for the development of Zambia and Africa.
 He also asked the Commonwealth to continue guiding and helping Zambia on implementation issues
 “We are ready to host CYP,as Government, we are pledging total support and we want to reaffirm our commitment to host the CYP. The region needs this kind of support so that we are able to empower young people. It is important to ensure that young people realise their potential and this will help them contribute to national development of their countries,” he said.
Hon. Mwale said it was high time that schools integrated life serving skill courses in the curriculum  to help young people who cannot find white-collar jobs.
And Minister of Youth and Sport, Child Development Hon. Vincent Mwale has assured the Commonwealth of Zambia’s total allegiance to host the Commonwealth Youth Programme (CYP)
And Mr. Mwale has observed that there is a mismatch between what young people are taught in schools and what the labour market is offering terms of work hence the need for young people to be equipped with life serving skills that can help them in future.
During a meeting with Commonwealth Secretariat Deputy Secretary-General Deodat Maharaj and Youth Division Director Katherine Ellis, Hon. Mwale who was in the company of Zambia’s High Commissioner to the United Kingdom Hi Excellency Mr. Muyeba Chikonde, Ministry of Youth and Sport planner Kangwa Mubanga and Councillor-Political Akalalambili Kaluwe, said CYP was important for the development of Zambia and Africa region.
He reaffirmed Government’s support and commitment to host the CYP and asked the Commonwealth to continue guiding and helping Zambia on implementation issues
“We are ready to host CYP,as Government, we are pledging total support and we want to reaffirm our commitment to host the CYP. The region needs this kind of support so that we are able to empower young people. It is important to ensure that young people realise their potential and this will help them contribute to national development of their countries,” he said.
And Hon. Mwale said it was high time that schools integrated life serving skill courses in the curriculum help young people who cannot find white-collar jobs.
Meanwhile, Commonwealth Secretariat Deputy Secretary-General Deodat Maharaj said it important for Zambia to show leadership and help young people to be at the centre of sustainable development.
He said young people should participate in development and also engage in decision-making.
The Commonwealth Secretariat Deputy Secretary-General also observed that African Commonwealth countries faced challenges with youth aspiring to enter the white collar job market.

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