Rural communities have been urged to pursue business ventures instead of relying on formal employment.
The call was made by the Vice President, Cde John Landa Nkomo in an interview with ZBC News in Bulawayo.
He said the government is working to ensure that rural communitiesÂ are educated on the indigenisation programme.
The Vice President said rural peopleÂ who are the custodians ofÂ some of the natural resourcesÂ beingÂ exploited by major corporatesÂ should benefitÂ from the indigenisation programme.
Cde Nkomo said the government launched the indigenisation programme that is expected to see black Zimbabweans being the majority shareholders in most companies through the acquisition ofÂ the 51 percent stake.