KZN Youth Parliament in Greytown today

2015-06-17 06:00

THE KZN Youth Parliament will sit at Lakhi’s sportsfield Greytown today, Wednesday 17 and tomorrow, 18 June. Theme is and#034;Youth Moving South Africa Forwardand#034;.

Speaker of the KZN Legislature, Lydia Johnson, MPL, has invited the youth (up to the age of 35) of Umzinyathi District Municipality to be part of this youth parliamentary sitting. Community leaders are to be contacted for transport to Greytown.

This Parliament is made up of delegates from all political parties represented in the KZN Legislature.

The sitting will also be attended by provincial executive members to discuss issues that are of interest to the youth.

In terms of the Constituion, the provincial legislature is obliged to involve all sectors of society in the governance of the province and to give them a platform to raise the issues affecting them.

Youth Parliament is a national discussion platform provided by Parliament to encourage young people, through active debates, to take part in shaping the country and deepening democracy.

The programme pays homage to our youth for the valuable contribution­ made to the countryand#039;s liberation and development.

Parliament wants to ensure that the youth play a critical role in social transformation, reconstruction and development in post apartheid South Africa.

Youth Parliament serves as a mechanism to involve youth in debating the pressing issues faced by young people.

It creates an opportunity for the youth to engage with Parliament, the provincial legislatures, national­ youth structures and national­ government, and en- courages them to take part in decision-making and legislative processes­.

Parliament is committed to the development of the countryand#039;s youth and encourages young people in South Africa to become involved in the work and programmes of Parliament­

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