The taskforce on the implementation of youth empowerment model says youths must target value addition in their empowerment projects.

This comes as the Ministry of Youth, Indigenisation and Economic Empowerment is set to bank roll projects in all the country’s provinces to create employment.

Chairperson of the taskforce on the implementation of youth empowerment model, Mrs Theresa Chifamba said youths must embark on projects that are aimed at import substitution for the benefit of the economy.

She said the Ministry of Youth, Indigenisation and Economic Empowerment will be funding projects that add value to our Zimbabwean products for the purpose of reducing imports.

While the government has been making efforts to fund the youths, repayment of loans remains a challenge that need to be addressed if the programme is to achieve the desired goals.