The provincial administration is to hold a youth forum aimed at interacting with young people on issues of job creation.
Eastern Province Permanent Secretary, Chanda Kasolo has confirmed this to Breeze News.
Mr. Kasolo says that the provincial administration wants the youths to be involved in developing the economy of the country since young people are future leaders.
He says that government wants to share with the youths how it will create jobs and how Eastern Province will advance in curbing unemployment.
Mr. Kasolo observed that one of the programmes, government intends to look at is the Pave Zambia road project, which has not benefited the youths.
Mr. Kasolo says that according to the initial plan, youth groups with support from government were supposed to be the ones involved in the Pave Zambia project.
He says that he has tasked Eastern Province Deputy Permanent Secretary, Patrick Mwanawasa to spearhead preparations for the youth forum.