WSLM hosts a Youth Summit
Walter Sisulu Local Municipality
has hosted the first ever Youth Summit at Burgersdorp Town Hall yesterday.
The purpose of the youth summit
was to develop a Youth Strategy which will serves a guide on how to implement
youth development and empowerment programmes.
Addressing the summit virtually,
mayor Cllr. Vania Davids said the gathering of young people to discuss their
development matters was “long overdue”.
“We are here to fix a situation where
we sending young people from pillar to post when they know to our doors needed
assistance and support to their developmental initiatives. We are here to
deveop this guiding document that will assist us in responding to the needs of
“The youth strategy that will not
only serve as a guiding document for youth development initiatives but that
will also serve a tool you, as young people will use to hold us accountable,”
The summit was attended by youth
structures registered in a municipal database, ward committee members
representing youth interests, two elected ward representatives from each
The summit is part of the
municipality’ approach to address challenges facing young people in and around
Walter Sisulu Local Municipality.
The municipality is committed to
creating favourable environment for initiatives to boom and removing all the
barriers preventing young people from achieving their goals.