North West Provincial Government to host the Provincial Youth Summit

Mahikeng: North West Premier Kaobitsa Bushy Maape will this week lead a two-day Provincial Youth Summit which will focus on issues aimed at empowering and developing young people in the province. The Summit will also see the Premier launching the Youth Advocacy Programme whose agenda will centre on coordinating, monitoring and conducting oversight of all youth interventions and programmes in the province.

The hosting of this Youth Summit was pronounced by Premier Maape in his 2022 State of the Province Address in February and during the Office of the Premier Budget Vote and Policy Speech tabled in May this year, saying its objective will be to align all provincial youth development initiatives into a Provincial Plan in line with the Integrated Youth Development Strategy, this with a view to address the challenges that have faced young people in the past years.

Dubbed “Developing and Empowering youth to face the current harsh socio-economic conditions”, the summit will focus on soliciting plans from all sectors and develop a three-year Provincial Plan that will be coordinated through the District Development Model approach. This Provincial Plan will be based on the four pillars, namely – food security, talent development management, cultural edutainment and entrepreneurship support.

Source: Government of South Africa