Open letter to the Minister of Youth

Dear Minister of Youth,

I was reading this newspaper when I came across the article about your “post Imani Programme.”

The article stated that, “batch four would not be afforded the opportunity of the apprenticeship programme as was done in the past.  It broke my heart when I read it.  I applied for that programme when you had your grand launch in 2013.

I borrowed the money so I could go to Grenville to sign up.  DO YOU KNOW WHY I SAID THAT, Madam Minister?

Remember YOU SAID THAT, “THE PEOPLE WHO ATTEND THE LAUNCH WOULD GET FIRST PREFERENCE.” That was two years ago and I am still waiting for that opportunity.

Madam Minister – was that statement a LIE or was it just an opportunity to get a number of youths in one place at the same time so you could flaunt your victory?

Madam Minister, do you know how frustrating it is to graduate from school with all your qualifications and unable to find a job?  Do you know how hard it is to watch Grenlec and Nawasa come and cut-off your bills because everyone in the household is UNEMPLOYED?

Do you know how disappointing it is that I can’t even get a road work because I have no links in the office?  Do you know how heart-breaking it is you can’t get a government Scholarship because you don’t have anybody to push your name for you?

Do you know how long it takes to get any kind of information from any department within the Ministerial Complex, all because the workers are too busy on facebook or on their two hour lunch break?

I guess I’ll have to wait until next election to get a job that is if I don’t die of hunger or commit suicide from the frustration.

NB:  This is not a political story.  I don’t represent the NDC or NNP or any other political group.  I just want my voice to be heard.

An unemployed frustrated youth

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