President Robert Mugabe has arrived in Bulawayo ahead of the 9th Presidential Youth Interface Rally scheduled for Saturday.

The President who was accompanied by the Minister of Small and Medium Enterprises and Cooperative Development, Cde Sithembiso Nyoni was met on arrival at Joshua Mqabuko Nkomo International Airport by the Minister of State for Bulawayo Metropolitan Province Cde Eunice Sandi Moyo, Zanu PF Youth League Secretary Cde Kudzai Chipanga, service chiefs, senior government officials and Zanu PF youths from Bulawayo.

Youths who spoke to ZBC News expressed optimism that the President will address the challenges they are facing as young people when he addresses them on Saturday.

The President is also expected to preside over the graduation ceremony at the National University of Science and Technology in his capacity as the Chancellor of all state universities.

The graduation ceremony takes place in the city tomorrow.