Mpumalanga Community Safety, Security and Liaison MEC Vusi Shongwe says the recently
launched Youth Capacity Development Project is one of the initiatives that the department
hopes it will assist in reducing crime.
According to Shongwe, most young people get involved in crime because of unemployment
and poverty. He says the project seeks to address the challenges of unemployment
and lack of skills faced by the young people in the province.
Shongwe was speaking during the launch of the Youth Capacity Development Project
in Mbombela today which was attended by different stakeholders from government, driving
schools owners and the project beneficiaries.