Mufumbwe Youth Resource Center Manager, Rogers Mweemba has commended government for sponsoring 200 students at Mufumbwe Youth Resource Center to pursue different skills through Constituency Development Fund (CDF).
Mr. Mweemba said the Center has so far received 159 students and is waiting for the remaining number to report.
ZANIS reports that speaking in an interview at his office on Thursday, the Youth Resource Center expressed gratification to government to empower a number of vulnerable youths in area through skills training offered at his institute.
“We have received 159 students to study at our institution and we are still waiting for 41 more to report for the training”, Mr. Mweemba said.
The Center Manager called on the students who have not yet reported and are on CDF sponsorship to do so further encouraging them to be serious with the training as it is a rare government initiative to even consider supporting students in the CDF budget.
“Am appealing to the students who are on CDF sponsorship, to take the opportunity seriously and get the essential skills. Even those who have not yet reported at Mufumbwe youth resource center should do so before others advance in learning,” he said.
During the 58TH Independence Commemorations in Mufumbwe District Area Member of Parliament Eliot Kamondo disclosed that 200 students have been sponsored at Mufumbwe Youth Resource Center to be trained in various skills.
Among these included Bricklaying, Carpentry and Joinery, Agriculture and driving, all under the CDF.
He said others have been sponsored into different learning institutions like secondary schools.
Finance and National Planning Minister Situmbeko Musokotwane recently disclosed that the Treasury has released K442.2 million to all schools under the free education programme.
Following the Government’s decision, in October 2021, to provide free education from early childhood to secondary school level, all public schools have been receiving quarterly grants.
These grants are remitted within the first two weeks of the beginning of each quarter to ensure the smooth operation of schools, country-wide.