Unruly youth vex Olopeng


PALAPYE: Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture, Thapelo Olopeng, has bemoaned misuse of funds awarded to youth, intended for entrepreneurial development.

Speaking at the Ministry’s Open Day held in Palapye last Friday, Olopeng said some youth deliberately disrupt government’s efforts to help them improve their lives.  “I am worried about the behaviour of some youths who are funded under different government youth initiatives only to misuse the funds that others so desperately need,” he said.

Olopeng complained that some youth establish businesses, only to quit without notifying government. The minister appealed to traditional leaders and elders in Palapye to motivate youth, and encourage them to take heed of their lives and make responsible decisions. He also advised traditional leaders to set up a cultural day in Palapye, asserting that through such an initiative, youth could learn more about their roots and culture, instead of adopting western cultures. “Culture could give the youth personal understanding and help turn around the undesirable elements,” he added.

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