Ministry of Youth Indigenisation and Economic Empowerment says other line ministries should play a critical role in the empowerment of young people.

In a bid to ensure the integration of youth concerns and views on mainstream programming, government through the Ministry of Youth Indigenisation and Economic Empowerment is set to coordinate youth focal desks in all ministries.

The Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Youth Indigenisation and Economic Empowerment Dr Desire Sibanda said focal desks are important in harnessing the demographic dividend which ensures the empowerment of young people is achieved across the country.

Deputy Chief Secretary in the Office of the President and Cabinet Retired Colonel Christian Katsande said young people can get opportunities in the special economic zones.

Zimbabwe has opened the participation of young people in the mainstream economy through the indigenisation and empowerment act where local businesses are given first preference on a number of national projects.