President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Saturday implored youths to be creative and innovative to be able to spur the country’s economic development.
Mnangagwa was speaking at the burial of the late hero, Callistus Ndlovu at the National Heroes Acre. Ndlovu passed away in South Africa about two weeks ago after suffering from pancreatic cancer. Said Mnangagwa:
I challenge students and student leaders across the country to emulate the life-history of heroes such as the late Professor Ndlovu.
Youthful ingenuity, creativity and innovation must be harnessed to drive our desire to leapfrog the country’s industrialisation and modernisation agenda.
We are in a defining phase in our country’s economic history; hence, I call upon students throughout our institutions of higher learning not to be spectators in our country’s development epoch.
Academic intellect, scholarship and proximity to age-mates — which learning institutions provide — must be used to develop start-ups, innovation and products that give solutions to our development.