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Govt commends JCI for championing youth empowerment

Story by Tichaona Kurewa

The government has commended the Junior Chamber International (JCI) for empowering young people through fighting drug abuse and other transformative initiatives.

Victoria Falls is hosting another global event after members of the Junior Chamber International converged in the resort city for the 2023 JCI Africa and the Middle East Conference.

The three-day conference, which kicked off this Wednesday brings together young and passionate leaders from across Africa and the Middle East.

Speaking at the official opening of the conference this Wednesday, the Deputy Minister of Sport, Arts and Recreation, Honourable Tinoda Machakaire commended the JCI for implementing programmes that are promoting youth participation in economic development.

“It is important to note that JCI Zimbabwe has been playing a major role towards youth empowerment and ensuring access to resources and equal opportunities to advance their social and economic development,” he said.

“In this regard, JCI has furthermore, continued to partner the government in promoting mental health as the country pursues the fight against drug and substance abuse,” he also said.

JCI reminded young people to remain focused.

“As young people we should remain focused on our purpose which is developing the world. We should always remember that a crisis or a challenge in any part of the world will end up affecting the whole world. Our purpose is to remain purposeful and ensure peace and development around the world,” noted 2023 Junior Chamber International President, Mr Viktor Omarsson.

The conference has various leadership development opportunities that young leaders can explore including training and networking sessions.

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