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Young entrepreneurs urged to actively participate in energy sector

by Mandla Ndlovu
04 Aug 2019 at 10:05hrs | Views
Zimbabwe is faced with a high unemployment rate which has seen a majority of young people resort to entrepreneurship. However most young people are shying away from the Energy sector and space.

A call was made for young people to see the electricity and energy challenges that Zimbabwe is currently facing as a business opportunity waiting to be explored. Officials from the energy sector revealed that Zimbabwe had a shortfall of over 7000MW of electricity which had to be met for the electricity situation to return to normal. It was also indicated that Zimbabwe was producing less than 3000MW of its own electricity.

The call for young people to participate in the energy sector comes at a time when the Minister of Energy and Power Development Hon. Fortune Chasi challenged young people to be part of the ZESA board and it's subsidiaries. Fortune Chasi indicated that he would be willing and able to accommodate young people in the energy sector boards, which have been predominantly occupied by old timers and cool crooners such as Herbert Murerwa among others.

Speakers who spoke at a young entrepreneurs forum on the Sustainable Development Goals urged young people to get involved in the production , supply , distribution and other areas of energy and power. The forum was organised by Consolidated Africa Services and Young Entrepreneurs Business Forum (YEBF).

The forum was the 7th such forum by the organisers who are unpacking and finding ways to help Zimbabwe realise the sustainable development goals.

Speakers at the forum included:

Deputy Minister of Energy and Power Development Hon. M. Mudyiwa

Munyaradzi Majoni, Group CEO Consolidated Africa Services

Tafadzwa Mundicha, young Entrepreneur, Founder and CEO of Solgas.

Engineer Mudzingwa, ZERA

The Young Entrepreneurs Business Forum was founded to become the leading voice and platform for young people venturing into business enterprises.

The Young Entrepreneurs Business Forum is currently making inroads towards incorporating young entrepreneurs from the Matebeleland region in its programs as they seek to be national and ensure that the Matebeleland regions are not marginalised.



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