Wilson Chipangura, Guest Reporter
BULAWAYO – President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Thursday implored millions of unemployed youths in the troubled Southern African nation to concentrate on making money rather than spending time shouting in streets.
Mnangagwa who was speaking at the National Matabeleland Zambezi Water Project (Phase II) Construction of Pipeline from Gwayi-Shangani Dam to Bulawayo project launch in Nyamandlovu spoke as if he had forgotten the major contribution by his government to the worsening employment crisis in the country.
“To you the young boys and girls, the youths. Stop shouting in streets, make money by producing goods and services,” said Mnangagwa.
Zimbabwe has been reeling from crisis to crisis since the turn of the millennium which has resulted in many companies closing operations almost on a yearly basis.
The result of all this has been a surge in the unemployment rate with a number of young people graduating from universities and colleges to be vendors or home defenders.
Corruption in the country under the Zanu PF administration has been thriving leaving many sectors of the economy paralysed with job creation also low.