South Africa: Youth Month 2022 is closing today, and the MEC for Police, Roads and Transport, Mr. William Bulwane, is celebrating the last day of Youth Month with young people from the Ngwathe Local Municipality at Tumahole in Parys, Master Nakedi Indoor Sports Centre.
The year 2022 marks 46 years since the 1976 Soweto Student uprising. The theme for this year’s Youth Month is: Promoting sustainable livelihoods and resilience of young people for a better tomorrow.
MEC Bulwane, in his remarks, acknowledged the challenges faced by young people not only in the Free State but the entire country. He acknowledged the high unemployment rate, poverty and high youth-related crime levels.
The MEC encouraged the young people to thoroughly engage through this dialogue, where they are given a chance to raise their concerns about the challenges they experience in the current milieu.
As part of the core focus of the dialogue, they are expected to talk on issues of Gender Based Violence, Femicide, Alcohol and Substance Abuse, Wellness and the current socio-economic challenges that they are faced with.
The department will record issues raised and will develop a plan of action based on practical solutions working with different stakeholders to address the issues raised by young people.
As part of the programme were the Provincial Commissioner: General Baile Motswenyane, the Executive Mayor of Ngwathe: Cllr Victoria de Beer Mthombeni and her executive management, the Youth Desk, SAPS Desk, and CPF.