Zanu- PF says lack of information is hindering youths from capacitating themselves financially as well as from coming up with projects that can empower them.

Lack of information on government initiatives is hindering youth prospects in the country.

To bridge the gap, Zanu PF Deputy Secretary for Youth Affairs Cde Lewis Matutu met with tertiary students in Bulawayo to inform and educate them on their role in achieving Vision 2030.

Cde Matutu said government is cognisant of the reality that sustainable economic development can only be achieved through the full participation and collective economic strength of all citizens, including the youths.

“We are aware of the challenges that students are facing at tertiary institutions and we are going around institutions informing students on government initiatives to capacitate them.

“Due to lack of information, students do not know of the programmes that government has put in place for them. So, we are here to inform and urge students to take heed of youth initiatives in achieving the President’s 2030 vision,” said Cde Mathuthu.

Through Empower Bank, government seeded US$12.5 million to empower talented and hardworking young people by commercialising their inventions from incubation hubs at institutions of higher learning.