By SHARON ZULU
ZAMBIAN Empowerment Hub for Entrepreneurship and Skills Training (ZEHEST) has urged Government to revive industries that have collapsed and to establish new ones as a solution to the high unemployment levels in the country.
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ZEHEST Executive Director, Clarence Muzyamba said the country had many industries during first President Kenneth Kaunda’s era, which unfortunately were no longer operational while many others had become white elephants.
In an interview with Millennium TV, Mr Muzyamba said while Government efforts in the recruitment of health workers, teachers and defence forces is appreciated , skills training for youths without any professional skills would be more commendable.
“We are urging Government to revamp, create manufacturing and many other development industries so that unemployed youths can find jobs. Our call is for more industries to be created where these youths can be kept busy in a productive way so that in turn, they help raise our country’s Growth Domestic Product (GDP),” Mr Muzyamba said
He added that there must be more people working in both private and public sectors for the country to develop.
Mr Muzyamba called on government to work around policies that would promote entrepreneurship.