The Patriotic Front has called on its youths to celebrate National Youth Day which falls on Sunday 12th March 2023 by participating in march pasts that will take place across the country.
The Party has called on the youths to follow Covid-19 health guidelines, but turn-up in large numbers.
The Party has also called on youths to maintain peace and order during the entire celebrations and processions.
The Party has recognised that there are futile attempts to limit the participation of youths in the national day.
The youths are advised to ignore such calls and turn-out in large numbers as this is their official day that comes once in a year.
Zambia celebrates Youth Day every 12th March to remember the contribution of the nation’s youth to Zambian society.
As a country, we have a very large youth population, and many of them facing huge challenges of unemployment , limited educational and skills opportunities and poverty.
It is for this reason that the commemoration should focus on proposing solutions that will help the youth overcome these economic and social challenges.
The party is also concerned about the rise of vices such as drug and substance abuse, alcohol abuse, delinquency and other vices affecting young people and derailing a productive youth.
With 65% of the population under the age of 25, Zambia has a high percentage of young people and the Patriotic Front believes that youths should be in school, in training, in jobs or in entrepreneurship.
Hon. Raphael Nakacinda
Chairperson of Information and Publicity
MEMBER OF THE CENTRAL COMMITTEE