Forty-eight students under National Project for Poverty Reduction graduate at Chipata Trades Training Institute.

Government says it attaches great importance to creating employment opportunities for the youths.

Chiefs and Traditional Affairs Deputy Minister, Susan Kawandami states that no country can attain its social economic development goals without the active participation of the youths.

She was speaking at the Graduation ceremony for the forty-eight NPPR, National Project for Poverty Reduction sponsored students of Chipata Trades Training Institute.

The Students have graduated in Information and Communication Technology, ICT, power electrical and General Agriculture.

Ms Kawandami states that the PF government pledges to create a bright future for the youths in Zambia and that job creation is number one priority on the PF agenda.

She, however, says that for the youths to access the jobs they need a set of skills.

And Ms Kawandami has advised the youths to use the skills they have acquired to improve themselves and the community around them stressing that the young people should focus on becoming employers and not employees.

Meanwhile NPPR, Director, Anthony Kasandwe says the NPPR projects was initiated by the PF party to assist in creating job opportunities.

Mr Kasandwe stated that it is the intention of the PF through NPPR to contribute in transforming the country’s economy by focusing on skills development.

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