NYDA angrily rejects critcism
Durban - National Youth Development Agency (NYDA) chairperson Andile Lungisa has reacted angrily to calls for the organisation to be disbanded.
"It smacks of mischief to claim that an institution that has existed for just over two years has failed," he said.
The Inkatha Freedom Party Youth Brigade and the Congress of the People Youth Movement leaders this week called for NYDA to be replaced by a youth ministry.
They argued NYDA, which was said to be dominated by ANC youth league leaders, had failed to address issues affecting young people.
Lungisa - former ANCYL deputy leader - described the call for disbandment as pure political grandstanding.
He said the Cope and IFP youth wings needed to read various documents and research work covering problems facing young people.
The NYDA had met 42 out of 49 key performance indicators during the last financial year, he said.