Stakeholders in the sport, youth, arts and recreation are calling on government to capacitate the sectors through provision of infrastructure and adequate funding so that they can also speak into the Vision 2030 Agenda.

Stakeholders in youth, sports, arts and recreation are gathered in Bulawayo to dissect and interrogate strategies towards formulating a development framework document that will direct the various sectors going into Vision 2030.

The Deputy Minister of Youth, Sport, Arts and Recreation Honourable Yeukai Simbanegavi said as government they will work with tertiary institutions to ensure that sports and arts are transformed into viable business entities that can create employment.

“This is your time to tell us what you need in your various sectors. We are looking forward to viable business proposals that will make a difference in developing your areas. Changes are certainly coming and funding will be availed. Let us contribute and reduce poverty levels through entrepreneurship development.

“You are representatives of all those in the areas you came from. The young and players in your sectors are looking forward to us to make meaningful contributions,” said Honourable Simbanegavi.

The Ministry was in Harare and Mutare for a similar workshop and is looking at tapping the stakeholders input in developing an inclusive strategic framework document that will transform sport into a big industry.