Youths urged to engage in empowerment programmes

Minister of Labor and Social Security, Brenda Tambatamba has implored school leavers and graduates to participate in the implementation of the economic transformation agenda by taking advantage of various programmes and strategies implemented by government.

Speaking during the 2023 Kelvin Sokuni Moyo (KSM) Consultations careers Expo in Lusaka, Ms Tambatamba said the 2020 skills survey revealed that industries such as agriculture, education, and manufacturing among others had high numbers of skills gap.

Ms Tambatamba said government has designed interventions to bridge the skills gap by launching the National Action Plan for skills.

Speaking at the same event, Minister of Education, Douglas Siakalima said the expo is designed to support and identity talent and merge it with organizations through mentorship, coaching and internship.

Mr Siakalima has urged entrepreneurs to continue providing necessary support to ensure youths are fully baked throughout their entrepreneurship journeys.

And KSM Consultants Chief Executive Officer, Kelvin Moyo has assured the two ministries that KSM is ready to support graduates with services such as Human Resource (HR), coaching, and training among others.

Meanwhile, Zambia Institute of Human Resource president, Moffat Nyirenda said the expo is meant to accelerate change in the digital, economic, demographic and social landscape which is transforming the conduct of business for the public and private sector.