By Azania Post Reporter
REGIONAL authorities in Tanzania have been encouraged to involve youth in green house technology that would enable increase income and their livelihood.
This was said in a parliament today in Dodoma by the Minister in the Prime Minister's Office (Policy, Parliamentary Affairs, Labour, Employment, Youth and disabled) Jenista Mhagama when responding to a supplementary question by Aisha Matende , Special Seats Legislator.
The MP had wanted to know government plans to support youth in income generation projects hence reduce unemployment challenges.
“Most of the youth including those from my region in Singida do not have capital or equipment to run their activities , what are government’s plans?, “ the MP queried .
Reacting Minister Mhagama urged youth to join in groups in order to get support more easily from the government and other institutions.
However she asked the regional authorities to establish green house technology and involve youth for economic projects.
She said the technology has a lot of advantages since it enable production throughout the year and does not rely on rainfall.
According to her the technology would help the region involved to reduce dependency from upcountry and youth could make profit out of the land.
She reaffirmed commitment to invest in youth, with councils starting to allocate funds and land to the special group.
"We are not joking when we pledge to support the youths... we know their potential in building the nation. I take this opportunity to remind the other district and municipal councils to effect the allocation as directed," she said.
Youth constitute around 56 percent of the country's population, the group as critical workforce in nation building.
Minister Mhagama noted that many youths were highly motivated to take positive role in the economy, but they direly needed grooming in patriotism and civil approach towards realisation of their targets.