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DPME Budget Vote 2018
5/12/2018
MEDIA STATEMENT
 
YOUTH AGENCY REACTS TO THE DEPARTMENT OF PLANNING, MONITORING AND EVALUATION BUDGET VOTE 2018 
The National Youth Development Agency (NYDA) has welcomed the Department of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation Budget Vote for the 2018/2019 financial year delivered by the Minister in the Presidency, Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma.
The budget has reiterated the fact that South Africa’s youth are hardest hit by unemployment, poverty and inequality. Of importance is that for youth development to be at the epicentre of government planning, the role of the NYDA is paramount.
“We welcome the department’s confidence in the NYDA to discharge its mandate” says Executive Chairperson of the NYDA, Mr Sifiso Mtsweni
According to the CEO, Mr Waseem Carrim “Through our NYDA-Goes-Rural Programme we are responding to the challenge of accessibility. The agency has introduced the use of outreach vehicles to serve as mobile offices. To date we have received six (6) vehicles from the KwaZulu-Natal Provincial government as part of our partnership, ensuring that youth in the province benefit meaningfully from various interventions led by the NYDA”
“The vote of confidence by the ANC-led government and various political parties at the budget vote today, suggests a commitment to look at the budget allocated to the NYDA moving forward” said Mtsweni
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Issued by the National Youth Development Agency
11 May 2018