The National Business Council of Zimbabwe has launched an entrepreneurship incubation programme for women and youths in partnership with a religious organisation to drive the broad-based economic empowerment agenda.

Under the programme, women and youths will undergo entrepreneurship training to equip them with business skills, thereby ensuring that they become active participants in the economy and contribute to the national development agenda.

National Business Council of Zimbabwe President, Mr Langton Mabhanga said the entrepreneurship programme is in line with the national thrust of ensuring an empowered society and a growing economy.

A business entrepreneur, Professor Mufaro Gunduza hailed the partnership between the business organisation and the Great Restoration and Deliverance International Ministries as critical in ensuring that women and youths become leading entrepreneurs.

Women and youths constitute the majority of the population in the country and the government is advocating various demographic groups to tap into the entrepreneurship programme to ensure that citizens actively participate in the economy.