Issues of service delivery, civic and political participation, protection of human and people’s rights continue to be a major drawback towards sustainable development in Zimbabwe.
The participation of young people, especially women in the electoral process has been very minimal over the years. Violence, lack of campaign resources and support, discrimination by society are what characterize the political field.
Zimbabwe is on the verge of adopting a Computer crime and Cyber crime Bill aimed at criminalizing offences against computers and communications infrastructure networks related crimes to consolidate the criminal law on computer crime and network crime and to provide for investigation and collection of evidence for computer and network related crime.
Young people in Zimbabwe, despite the economic stress in the country which has led to the closure of many industries and a ballooning unemployment have managed to find other sources of surviving.According to unofficial statistics Zimbabwe’s unemployment is way above 85%. Entrepreneurship, from backyard to organised have become the order of survival.
We visited some of the backyard entrepreneurs in Chitungwiza and Mabvuku…. Their stories fascinating as they are tell a lot about the young people’s potential in the development of this nation if proper investment is made into their ventures.
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