UN chief preaches closing gap between systems

United Nations Population Fund’s (UNFPA) regional boss said there is need to rethink provision of education and empowerment for the youth in order to create space for their engagement in meaningful development.

The Johannesburg-based UNFPA East and Southern Africa regional director, Julitta Onabanjo, told Mmegi that though Botswana was doing well towards positioning young people to be leaders in development, given the country’s investment in social factors such as the education system, there was need for prudence in aligning resources with economic output.

Onabanjo who was in the country this week, said all stakeholders need to have forethoughts about future adults being groomed now. Therefore, she believes what is done in terms of ensuring the youth stays centered to that agenda must be sustainable beyond 2030.

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Tighten the law on drug dealers

Our youth are perishing; their once hopeful bright future is going down the drain; all because of illicit drugs.It is very easy to blame the addict, but it is not as simple as that! Drug dealing is a very lucrative business for some shameless people amongst our society and as such they have come up with tight strategies on how to push their business.Drug addiction is bad, and while the individual on drugs sometimes might have been the one who...

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