answering questions during the question and answer session at the
PF interactive forum
Luanshya Mayor Nathan Chanda says his council will hold an
indaba ( public meeting ) with stakeholders aimed at exploring
youth entrepreneurship skills.
ZANIS reports Mr. Chanda said this in a Press statement made
available to ZANIS in Ndola this morning.
He said the council wants to ensure that youths in Luanshya are
equipped with skills that will better their lives.
The council is targeting over 2, 000. youths for the indaba, of
which 1,500 will be individual youths drawn from Luanshya urban
and peri-urban areas while the rest will be drawn from youth
led organizations in the country.
Mr. Chanda added that from the indaba the council hoped to come
up with a road map on how to empower youths and how to
incorporate them into the developmental agenda of Luanshya
district as emphasized in the Seventh National Development Plan
The Luanshya Mayor observed that empowering youths in different
skills was a faster way of job creation as opposed to youths
waiting for government to employ them.
He added that the indaba, which will be held in December , will
attract officials from the Ministries of Youth, Commerce,
Livestock and Agriculture.
Others to be invited will be from the Zambia Development Agency
(ZDA), Patents and Companies Registration Agency (PACRA), Trade
Institutes, Entrepreneurs and various motivational speakers.