Employment opportunities to reverse brain drain

By Yolanda Moyo

THE re-opening of industries in the city of Bulawayo has been identified as key in curbing brain drain and creating employment opportunities.

This was revealed by the Zanu PF Bulawayo Chairperson, Cde Jabulani Sibanda while addressing party supporters in the city this Tuesday.

Sanctions imposed on Zimbabwe by the West and its allies have had adverse effects on the welfare of the country’s citizens after most companies closed shop.

This has seen youths and experts in different fields migrating to other countries in search of employment opportunities, a situation the second republic is addressing.

“If employment is created in the country, our children will not be going to South Africa. They will not migrate to any other country. Our children in other countries are being abused. We want factories opened for our children to come back home,” said Zanu PF Bulawayo Chairperson, Jabulani Sibanda.

Sibanda also took the opportunity to push for Zimbabwean companies to employ locals as the Zanu PF led government seeks to create a sense of belonging among the youths.

“You find that someone from Matabeleland South, Matabeleland North or Harare runs a business here in Bulawayo. They send a lorry to their hometown to bring people to work here, yet Bulawayo has several people looking for employment,” he said.

The Zanu PF leadership in Bulawayo is working round the clock to deal with challenges affecting the populace, chief among them unemployment.