Zambian President Edgar Lungu recently called for drastic measures to trigger more young entrepreneurs to emerge and existing ones to be boosted, Lusaka Times reported.
Lungu mentioned this in Kabwe while opening the Central Province Patriotic Front Conference, while cautioning against the prevailing Laissez-faire attitude.
“The rhetoric surrounding youth entrepreneurship needs to be replaced with immediate action by the relevant agencies,” said Lungu adding that the next time he speaks about the matter, he will either be reshuffling or firing people.
Lungu also emphasised that Zambia’s future lies in the involvement of young people in Entrepreneurship.
“The Youth Entrepreneurship is at the core of his heart and his vision for industrialization. Our country has a huge and energetic youth entrepreneurship potential that required to be harnessed for national development reiterating that conditions need to be created to enable the youth, who constitute the majority of Zambia’s population to thrive as existing or upcoming entrepreneurs,” he said.