Specially elected MP, Mr Mephato Reatile had asked the minister to state the number of people living with albinism and other disabilities employed in his ministry including BNSC and BNYC
chief programmes officer, Ms Emang Seabo said was because government viewed the youth as a resource through which intended national development goals could be realised.
Mr Makgalemele commended BNYC
for the initiative, saying it was a great milestone that fitted well within their action plan which called for the facilitation of young people's involvement in the tourism industry.
Giving the background of the project, BNYC
chief programme officer, Ms Emang Seabo explained that the project was born 20 years ago and came as an economic empowerment concept aimed to assist young people.
Botswana National Youth Council (BNYC
) chairperson, Mr Kitso Masi also encouraged young people not to lose hope until fight against HIV/AIDS is won.
Addressing music promoters at BNYC
premises, Minister Thapelo Olopeng said following a Savingram from government that pronounced that entertainment/festival events would be banned from the National Stadium, the issue had been revisited and cabinet had agreed that events scheduled for 2017 would go on.