President Edgar Lungu has been commended for his commitment in involving youths in good governance of the country.
Chilubi District Commissioner Gilbert Mwila says President Lungu attaches great importance to fostering youth involvement in the governance of this country, as demonstrated through his many appointments of young people in various key government positions.
Mr. Mwila emphasized that the Head of State through the proposed Bill Number 10 of 2019 desires to involve more youths in governance.
“His Excellency President Edgar Chagwa Lungu desires to constitutionalize and enhance the rights of women and youth to properly be represented in Parliament, as opposed to what is currently obtaining,” he said.
He said as the youths continue to commemorate International Youth Day which was observed under the theme “I take the lead”, it is a day to remember and honor the youths of the 1960s, who join the effort and shed their blood in the freedom struggle, which led to the independence, the country is enjoying today.
“It is also the day when government recognizes the obligations, responsibilities and substantial contributions made by the youth towards national development, and therefore, a day when the platform is provided to deeply reflect on issues affecting the wellbeing of design values,” he added.
“This year’s theme ‘I take the lead’, could not have come at a better time than now, when Zambian youths, like in other youths in the global village, have been challenged to be in the forefront of making life better. In other words, a theme is simply the right call to all well-meaning youth to champion the noble cause of tearing our great nation for greater development. It is this at this occasion when we have to remember that His Excellence, President Dr Edgar Chagwa Lungu attaches great importance to fostering youth involvement in the governance of this country, as demonstrated through his many appointments of young people in various key government positions.”