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Govt to launch youth policy

GOVERNMENT is set to launch a national youth policy next month to, among other targets, ensure youths have a 25% quota in economic, indigenisation and empowerment initiatives across all key economic sectors.

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The Indigenisation ministry will oversee the implementation of the policy by pushing for youth participation in agriculture, mining, commercial and tourism sectors.

The policy’s key objectives are to empower youths to participate and contribute to the socio-economic development of the country and “instill national identity and respect for national principles and values”.

“The policy encourages equal employment opportunities for the youth who have attained the age of majority, with particular attention to reducing gender inequalities and institute an incentive scheme for employers to invest in skills development for young people,” reads the policy document seen by the Independent.

The government will be responsible for the provision of resources from private organisations in the country, for the policy’s implementation.

The policy would also draw on external financial and technical financial support.

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