THE increase in number of young people vying for parliamentary seats in Lusaka ahead of the August 11th general elections is a good indicator of a secure future, says Movement Economic Forum (MEF) general secretary Reagan Mubatsa.
Mr Mubatsa said that young people had realized that the country’s future was in their hands.
He urged more young people to get involved in politics and take it as a career for a better future of Zambia because all along they had not been active in the field.
He said that taking part in politics was the only way young people could influence decisions and policies.
“It’s thrilling to note that the number of young people vying for parliamentary seat has increased tremendously,
“This shows that at least we are heading somewhere in as far youth participation in leadership is concerned,” he said.
Mr. Mubatsa said that time had come for young people in Zambia to rise above their fears and proactively pursue politics as a career. He explained that youths could not be recognized if they still shunned politics.
Mr. Mubatsa further encouraged young people to support their fellow youths who would be participating in the forthcoming general election despite their political affiliations.
“I would like to urge young people to support their fellow youths; this is the only way they can attain and add a young voice to the affairs of the nation,” said Mr. Mubatsa.