Hints on understanding of youth unemployment, poverty and the foodbank

February 22, 2018, 7:43pm

Our country’s government (and perhaps I must say governments, since we so far have had 3 presidents and governments) have been talking of youth unemployment and poverty for more than 25 years now.

I have been hearing these terminologies since my teenage-hood days at the time when it literally meant nothing much to me, as at the time I was a young boy at school and didn’t see its importance.

I have questions to our leaders entrusted with resource distribution in our motherland.

My questions are: Do we truly know and understand unemployment? Do we really know what poverty is? What are we doing to address these two jointly or separately, seriously and significantly? Do we only talk about this the moment a camera and a recorder is placed in front of us or do we go home and think over and over again about these ills? Do we know the true effects of these two? Do we know the future of the “left-to-be” unemployment/poverty?