It’s time to implement those ideas! Still, many youths spend much time getting high and selling each other dreams about venturing into business, but don’t take any action.
The Department of Youth, in the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture, is currently undertaking country-wide orientation sessions for youth development funding.
Speaking to The Voice earlier this week, Deputy Director of Youth Empowerment Scheme in the Ministry of Youth Sports and Culture, said that “beneficiaries of the youth development fund are any person who falls between the ages of 18-29 years.
Recipients must be out of school, underemployed or completely unemployed. Even those who want to expand their current business may also benefit from the fund.”
The fund will be given as financial assistance to the youth as a 50 percent grant and 50 percent interest free loan.
“Some projects which have been successfully funded by the youth development fund include piggeries, poultries, horticultural and small stock farms,” she said, adding that they expect more projects to be funded since most of the money will come from the Alcohol levy.
Bolele further encouraged the audience that more and more youth should apply in larger numbers, especially young enterprising women.