Deputy Minister of Finance and Economic Development Cde Terence Mukupe

The youths have been challenged to participate in politics for the betterment of the nation.

The government has challenged the youths who have innovative   ideas that build the nation to showcase their talent by joining politics.

Addressing stakeholders and development partners during the Global Shapers Zimbabwe Youth Awards in Harare this Thursday, Deputy Minister of Finance and Economic Development Cde Terence Mukupe said besides participating in different sectors of the economy, youths should also give themselves a chance to participate in politics in order for them to understand how the economy is run.

“As young people, you need to be on the frontline in terms of politics,” said Cde Mukupe.

United Nations Resident Coordinator Mr Bishow Parajuli also encouraged the youth to register to vote in the upcoming elections.

“The youths contribute a major share in the Zimbabwean population and they should also contribute in different sectors of the economy, hence their participation in the elections is critical,” Mr Parajuli said.

United Nations Resident Coordinator Mr Bishow Parajuli

Principal Director in the Ministry of Youth, Sport, Arts and Recreation Retired Major General Evaristo Dzihwema commended Global Shapers Harare for being innovative in the social and economic development of the country.

“Government is committed to empower youth despite the hardships the nation is facing,” said Retired Major General Dzihwema.

The awards sought to recognise and celebrate Zimbabwean youths who are making positive and measurable impact in the agriculture, mining, education, ICT, manufacturing, construction entertainment, media and energy sectors among others.