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Zambia and Namibia Seal Landmark Deal on Youth Training

The Ministry of Defence of Zambia, through the Zambia National Service (ZNS), and the Namibian Ministry of Sports, Youth, and National Service have signed a landmark Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on youth training.

This agreement paves the way for enhanced collaboration between the two nations, focusing on building capacity and creating opportunities for young people in both countries.

The MoU aims to facilitate the exchange of expertise and resources, which will aid in building capacity in areas such as youth coaching, mentorship, and job placement.

This partnership will provide young people with training in leadership, entrepreneurship, and vocational skills, unlocking their potential and equipping them to contribute meaningfully to their communities and economies.

Key aspects of the MoU include the exchange of expertise in youth coaching and mentorship to build a robust framework for nurturing young leaders and entrepreneurs.

Collaborative efforts will also be made to create job placement opportunities, enhancing employment prospects for the youth.

Training programs will focus on developing leadership qualities and vocational skills, preparing young people for various professional challenges.

The partnership aims to create a pool of skilled and motivated young people who can drive economic growth, promote social cohesion, and build strong communities.

Speaking at the signing ceremony, Minister of Defence Ambrose Lufuma expressed optimism about the potential impact of this partnership.

He highlighted that the initiative could be a game-changer for young people in both Zambia and Namibia, empowering them to reach new heights and make positive contributions to their communities, the region, and the global community.

Namibian Minister of Sport, Youth, and National Service, Agnes Tjongarero, emphasized that the MoU serves as a link between the youths of the two countries.

She noted that the partnership would enable the sharing of knowledge and successful activities, supporting commercial ventures that generate income and contribute to national food security efforts through improved agricultural production.

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