Youth urged to participate in economy

Heather Charema Correspondent
The zanu-pf leadership in Mashonaland West Province has urged youths to take part in growing the country’s economy through business enterprises and hard work.

President Emmerson Mnangagwa is prioritising reviving the economy through stamping out corruption, opening up the country to foreign investment and renewing the work ethic among Zimbabweans. Addressing zanu-pf youths at a Sanyati Inter-district meeting in Patchway, provincial youth chairperson Cde Vengai Musengi said participation and hard work was critical in all areas.

“We all know that our President Cde ED Mnangagwa’s top priority in 2018 is economic growth, thus it is our duty as youths to work towards the economic revival of our country. Hard work and determination will take us there, we expect the youths’ total commitment in the agriculture and mining sectors,” said Cde Musengi.

“We must ensure that we fully utilise the Command Agriculture programme that our President availed to us, so that we can achieve restoration in agriculture. Find something to do, from goat production, fish farming, cotton production and many other areas you can venture into. Our hard work will be rewarded,” he said.

Youths, he said, should take advantage of Government’s support for small and medium enterprises to boost production. The provincial youth chairperson also urged youths in mining to increase their output.

“We are going to closely monitor the utilisation of mines in the district and ensure that all mines are fully utilised. There are people who keep mines for speculative purposes. Full utilisation brings economic revival, job creation and improve our standards of living,” he said.

While calling for unity ahead of elections later this year, Cde Musengi also urged youths to shun corruption, illegal dealings and violence.

“I call upon all youths to be united and focused; we do not want to hear of any cases of violence. Let us focus all our energy on the coming elections. Corrupt activities or illegal dealings should stop forthwith. We want straightforward youths who are responsible,” he said.

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