Government in conjunction with Japanese Tobacco Internal (JTI) has launched an internship program which aims at equipping youths with managerial skills and experience in various work aspects.
The initiative follows an outcry from the youth that they do not get employment due to lack of experience.
Minister of Labour, Youth, Sports and Manpower development, Francis Kasaila, said the program will help to reduce unemployment rates amongst the youths in the country and empower them economically.
“This internship program will equip the youths with the basic skills and experience which will reduce the challenge of being unable to get jobs,” Kasaila added.
Kasaila said 117 youths have already applied for the program and 32 have so far been interviewed.