President Emmerson Mnangagwa has officially opened the 17th Africa Scout Conference currently underway in Harare.

The 17th Africa Scout Conference attracted scout leaders from 32 countries out of the 40 Africa member states and several other international scout leaders.

Leaders from the International Scout Committee spoke with one voice on the need to promote Scout Movement which plays a crucial role in shaping the young generation to become principled future leaders.

President Mnangagwa represented by the outgoing Minister of Youth, Sport, Arts and Recreation Kazembe Kazembe said the Scout Movement is a special vehicle which demands governments, churches, society leaders, youths organisations among others community organs to embrace in the fight to build a better world.

Held under the banner, “Africa Scouting-Building the Foundation for Sustainable Development”, the four day Africa Scout Movement Conference seeks to double its membership from about 50 million members to over 100 million worldwide by 2023.