CEDA-Young Farmers Fund transformation welcome

SHARE   |   Sunday, 29 March 2015   |   By Adny Boatile
Boatile Boatile

 For a while the Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) Youth Wing has been internally advocating for CEDA Young Farmers fund to be reviewed so that it's scope is broadened to accomodate other important sectors that have been left out.The BDP Youth Wing welcomes Parliament decision to endorse the motion tabled by Kgalagadi North member of Parliament Itumeleng Moipisi on the above mentioned subject.Youth development and empowerment are one of the priority areas for BDP led government in its drive to reduce youth unemployment and poverty.The new entity-Youth Entrepreneurship Fund, will accommodate youth with interest in different areas such as ITC,Tourism,Entertainment,Tailoring,Transport,Service Providing,Leather works,Brick laying etc. The funding will also cater for youth upgrading from Youth Development Fund and other funds aiming at uplifting the youth economic ally.Youth make 60% of our population and it is commendable to see the BDP led government making an effort for youth to be economic drivers by creating this conducive environment for them.We call upon government to fast track implementation of this good initiative and put good  monitoring mechanisms implace.Once more we do commend the BDP led government for its continuous drive in uplifting the life of youth in Botswana,so far 594 projects funded under CYFF creating 2369 jobs. As the BDP Youth Wing we will continue engage internally with the government on issues affecting young people to move Botswana forward.
Andy Boatile
Bdp Youth Wing National Chairman

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