The Minister of Youth Development, Indigenisation and Empowerment, Cde Savior Kasukuwere has called on the Masvingo City Council to avail more space for industrial development.
Minister Kasukuwere said the development will help the youth to exploit business opportunities.
In a speech read on his behalf by the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry, Cde George Magosvongwe, at Masvingo Urban Vocational Training Centre, Cde Kasukuwere said it is incumbent upon Masvingo City Council to economically empower the youth.
He said youths could set up business entities owing to the Youth Development Fund.
A total of 157 students received national certificates and certificates of competency at the ceremony.
Representatives of various government ministries attended the ceremony.
Meanwhile, Masvingo Urban Vocational Training Centre says it lacks space to erect permanent infrastructure.
Acting Principal, Mrs Mable Chitondo says the institution is faced with a number of challenges ranging from staff shortage and the rampant student drop-out due to lack of fees.