Scores of poets and traditional dancers are expected to fill Chedu Choga hall in Francistown as the constituency competitions focusing on arts and culture get underway this Saturday.
A number of groups in Francistown and the surrounding villages have been preparing for the competitions that have brought more joy and hope towards many unemployed youths in the area.
The government has invested a lot into the competitions in order to ensure that the youths are kept off the streets.
This development has resulted in petty criminal activities reducing in the country as many youths were forced into crime as an idle mind is the devil’s workshop.
One of the most admired poets in Lucky Nkhurutshi said he will be part of the competitions because most of the people should be learning from him.
He said upcoming poets should emulate him and grow the poetry industry to another level.