Youth Parliament debates 16 June

2015-06-18 06:01
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HIBISCUS Coast Municipality Youth Development­ Unit hosted a Youth Parliament­ on Saturday, where political parties ANC, DA, NFP and IFP were represented in a debate. The youth debated on youth matters which were raised by political parties.

The youth representing the ANC forwarded four motions to the house - institutionalisation of youth development in the municipality, youth participation on operational Sukuma Sakhe, analysis of the status of affairs regarding higher education in Hibiscus Coast in particular and South African in general and sport, art and culture as a tool in challenges faced by the youth.

Opposition parties forwarded motions regarding the national student financial aid scheme, DA and NFP raised social ills (teenage pregnancy and drugs) the DA also raised the youth wage subsidy.

Three chief whips from political parties were elected to present all the issues to the Hibiscus Coast mayor accompanied by members of Exco and speaker R. Nair.

The mayor highlighted the success of government­ in addressing youth matters in the past 21 years.

After the debate the Youth Parliament was joined by 400 youths from around HCM to celebrate and commentate 16 June


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