Youth get raw deal again

The Minister of Finance, Kenneth Matambo delivered the Budget Speech on Monday but surprisingly, there was not much in it for the youth, writes Mmegi correspondent, SYLVIAH DISELE

Just like Kenneth Matambo mentioned in the speech, the youth form a major constituency of our population. I listened to the speech anxiously since I had an interest. I have realised that unemployment is a major concern to most youth. I remember the people who graduated from university a long time back and are still unemployed. I think of the masses that are still enrolling in tertiary institutions and I wonder where many of them will go after completing their education.

I quote from the speech where the minister said that despite the constrained budget, we should strive to build a vibrant economy capable of providing the citizenry with a decent quality of life, creating sustainable employment opportunities and eradicating poverty.  He said that a wide range of policies and programmes such as internship, youth development fund, youth enterprise scheme, diamond hub and economic diversification drive have been established to address issues of unemployment and job creation.

Editor's Comment
Has life become worthless?

As many wondered what wrong the young boy could have done to end up killed, it emerged that his own cousin was a suspect in the murder after he claimed P50,000 from Botswana Life. Thato Tsametse, who was last week sentenced to death for the murder of his cousin, had reportedly taken out two Mmoloki Funeral Covers valued at P25,000 each.Over the years, the media has been covering the murder case, and some revelation has come up that certain...

Have a Story? Send Us a tip
arrow up