The Minister of Information, Media and Broadcasting Services, Dr Chris Mushohwe says empowerment of young women to become economically self sustainable has always been a government priority since 1980 and young women in businesses should rise up and take the various opportunities that have been created by the government.

Addressing the Young Women in Business during a fundraising dinner to raise resources for their daily operations and for the first ever biggest conference scheduled for later this year, Dr Mushohwe commended the young women in business for being patriotic, progressive and above all, for coming up with initiatives that discourage youths from indulging in anti-social behaviour.

In a speech read on his behalf by the Deputy Minister of Tourism and Hospitality Industry, Cde Anastancia Ndhlovu, Dr Mushohwe said the government has created an enabling environment for youths across the board to venture into businesses to fully contribute to national development.

He said the government will always remain keen in championing vast efforts aimed at empowering women and supporting their initiatives in order to end poverty and economically empower them.

Dr Mushohwe added that young women are a fundamental constituency that should be placed at the centre stage of all development initiatives as they are key national asset and resources.

Founder of Young Women in Business, Nyasha Musavengana said the organisation aims at liberating and elevating young women in business to become active players in national development.

The organisation was founded in 2015 by two self motivated young women and its membership has grown to over 5000.

Present during the fundraising dinner was Zimbabwe Tourism Authority (ZTA) CEO, Dr Karikoga Kaseke and other dignitaries.