IFPYB Welcomes News of Youth Ministry Establishment

24 July 2014.


The IFP Youth Brigade is encouraged by the statements made by President Zuma during his reply to the budget debate of the Presidency.


"The President stated that there is a Youth Ministry, located in the department of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation. The one issue that remains is that of establishing it" said IFPYB National Chairperson, Mr.Mkhuleko Hlengwa.


The IFP Youth Brigade has been fighting for a Youth Ministry to be established since 1997 and the acknowledgement, in principle, by the President that plans exist to make this happen gives hope that there is light at the end of the tunnel.


"Details from the President were very sketchy on how the department will work towards making it a full-fledged ministry working for the youth. However, we see this is a victory for the youth brigade as well as for the youth of South Africa as a whole" said Hlengwa.


"Such a ministry will allow for the voices of the youth to be heard and their ideas to be incorporated into the national discourse of nation building. We await with great anticipation to hear what steps will be taken to translate talk of a youth ministry into reality"


"As the custodians of the Youth Ministry idea, we are readily available to assist in its implementation" said Hlengwa


Contact: IFPYB Chairperson, Mr Mkhuleko Hlengwa MP, 083 871 2711