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OYV castigates PF government for being wasteful

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Operation Young Vote (OYV) has castigated the Patriotic Front (PF) government for being wasteful with the use financial resources.

 

In a statement released today by OYV Executive Director Guess Nyirenda notes that ministers and other politicians were sent out to address youths of which could have been handled by District Commissioners (DCs).

 

Nyirenda says that colossal sums of money in the form of allowances that was used to pay for the ministers and other officials could have been saved for youth empowerment projects.

 

Below is the full statement:

 

STATEMENT FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

NON PRUDENT PLANNING AND WASTAGE OF TAX PAYERS’ MONEY BY THE PATRIOTIC FRONT (PF) GOVERNMENT

 

Not only is it interesting but also very sad as well when scarce public resources dearly needed by the youth for their empowerment can be spent in such a way on their day (the Youth Day). 

 

Operation Young Vote (OYV) is concerned that the PF government decided to send the Ministers and other politicians from Lusaka to the districts across the country to commemorate the Youth Day when other government officials such as District Commissioners (DCs) could have handled the task. Moneys spent on travel, entourages, lodging and other logistics could have been saved and given as empowerment funds to a good number of youth associations and organizations. This manner of spending scarce public resources without care, consideration and planning is not only uncalled for but also retrogressive to youth empowerment and national development. We know that very little resources would have been spent while saving huge sums had the local leaders been allowed to take charge of the events across the country.

 

Further, OYV is of the conviction that the mere sending of the Ministers and other politicians as opposed to using technocrats and official such as DCs is evidence enough that the PF is bent at continuous politicizing the Youth Day celebrations and not having them as developmental.

 

As far as we are concerned if the Zambian youth are to be inspired to move from the doldrums of joblessness, lack of empowerment, destitution and poverty, certainly this kind of spending and use of Ministers and politicians is not one of the ways.

 

The Zambian youth deserve better.

 

Guess Nyirenda (Mr.)

Executive Director

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