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Real Open Opportunities for Transformation Support (Roots), a local youth lobby group, has launched a programme in Bindura to foster fruitful synergies and form partnerships that promote economic empowerment of young people.

This comes after a survey indicated that 75 percent of working age youths in Zimbabwe are not formally employed.

Recently, launching the Partners Inception programme, Roots co-ordinator Ms Wadzanai Mazingaise said the organisation would assist youths to start profitable projects in their communities.

“Our mission is to become a vehicle that promotes economic justice for young people to recognise and realise their personal development and sexual reproductive health rights.

“We want to capacitate young people who are responsible and economically empowered. Roots’ work is premised on the fact that if chances of young people to access resources are increased, they can break the cycle of poverty that exists in many communities. They in turn can increase their choices and options,” she said.

She said youths in Bindura should form clusters focusing on different projects to enable them to access financial support.

“We want to work with various stakeholders here in Bindura to find more and better ways of funding youths projects for the betterment of the community at large,” she said.

Representing National Assember member for Bindura North constituency Cde Kenneth Musanhi (ZANU-PF), Mr Stanley Jaji said Government was committed to assisting youths to start their own businesses in line indigenisation and empowerment policies.

Source : The Herald

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