Nalolo vendors receive funding from govt

By Staff Reporter

Government has empowered 45 street vendor youths in Nalolo town, Western province under the Street Vendors Empowerment Fund (SVEF) programme.

Each of the recipient received K1,500 from the SVEF over a two-year programme.

One youth group was funded with K30,000 and another with K35, 000 while the third received a cargo motor tricycle.

ZANIS reports that Nalolo District Administrative Officer (DAO) Mwiya Inambao disclosed this as he graced this year’s National Youth Day that was held at Muoyo Secondary School in Nalolo on Tuesday.

Mwiya Inambao has since called on youths in the district to focus more on building their future in order to improve their livelihoods.

“There is need for the youths to put their energies in productive, creative and innovative activities so as to contribute to the development of the nation,” he said.

The District Administrative Officer further advised youths to be innovative by coming up with ideas that can contribute to the growth of the economy and create employment amongst themselves, instead of being used as tools of political violence.

And speaking earlier, Mulemwa Mundia, a student at Nalolo Youth Resource Skills Training Centre thanked government for constructing the resource centre.

The Centre is currently offering among others, general agriculture, bricklaying and plastering, tailoring, cutting and designing, among other vocations.

He further appealed to Government to assist the centre with more training tools, construct more infrastructure, provide more Information and Communications Technology (ICT) facilities so that the youths can explore their skills fully.

Meanwhile, Nalolo Health Centre in-charge Mwiya Libanga advised the youths to desist from involving themselves in illicit activities and drug abuse as they would destroy their future.