The Ministry of Youth, Indigenisation and Economic Empowerment says public private partnerships (PPPs) are proving to be the most viable way of implementing youth empowerment programmes.

This follows a partnership between the ministry and Genesis Entrepreneurship Trust that has seen 18 youths completing a foundational training programme on entrepreneurship in Hatcliffe, Harare.

The training programme if broadened to accommodate more youths has enormous capacity to transform the economy says the principal training officer in the Ministry of Youth Indigenisation and Economic Empowerment Mr Simon Jengwa who represented the ministry’s Permanent Secretary Mr George Magosvongwe during a certificate awarding ceremony in Hatcliffe.

Genesis Entrepreneurship Trust director Dr Jessica Hamadziripi said the six months training programme  is aimed at empowering youths to start and develop their businesses  irrespective of the prevailing economic challenges.

The youths who were given certificates commended various partners that contributed to the success of their training programme saying they will make use of the newly acquired knowledge to start and develop their  own businesses.

The training programme is targeting youths aged between 18-30 years as they are the most energetic group yet the age group has a high number of people that are unemployed.