Help the youth build future

2015-06-04 06:01

A lot is taking place in this occupied country of ours.

On the one hand, we are reviewing the Nkandla report, with all its contradictory statements, and on the other it is the Marikana commisiion of inquiry, which report has not beeb made public yet.

Then there is the Fifa and Safa saga involving 10 million dollars, ooh and that still outstanding Arms Deal report.

Yet here in Cape Town its the Cape Flats invasion and Marikana “Land invasions” re JP Smith.

With all those mouthful reports in line, we are now in June, Youth Month, and so it will bbe the usual staple of what the government and the political parties have to say about the jobless youth, the youth that dropped out of school, the youth that is deep in trouble due to drug and alcohol abuse, ooh and that youth that will be voting for the first time next year.

While the president, in partnership with the NYDA are expected to give us the way forward in terms of youth activities and the theme: “Youth Moving SA Forward”, for this year.

I would expect that the activities will speak more to the youth who are doing their level best to move this country forward.

I would expect that the theme will encourage the youth to create means and ways of starting sustainable businesses ventures, or NGOs and CBOs.

The fact of the matter is many youth are jobless and doing all the wrong stuff because they do not have the means to do so.

If the government and its agencies can assist and encourage youth to create and be able to sustain projects, then that will result in productivity and value.

Statistic show that in Brazil and India, job creators are small, medium enterprises.

Push the youth to play in that space.

In fact if we assist the pioneer of businesses ventures, NGOs and CBO’s to sustain the their projects, the truth is that the potential is very huge that the pioneers will employ or add other youth in thyeir projects and that will result in many youth being active in good ventures.

I’m aware that not everyone is an inventor but those who invent do it for the benefit of others.

So I expect the President with his partners to look in that direction and add resources there.

I’m sure the short and long term result will be lucrative for everyone.

For information sake:

Last year we didn’t have the youth Parliament (Not that it helps or get to implement the one day resolutions, any way) so it’s useless, unnecessary expenditure on the youth account. Let’s spend the money were it will add value.I was there in 2013 when we spent more than R100 000 in one day

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