By Lloyd Takawira
Despite promising over two million jobs upon being elected, President Mnangagwa’s administration has failed with a report by the International labour organization (ILO) projecting that nearly half a million Zimbabwean youths migrated to other countries in search of greener pastures in 2020 alone.
Titled Labour Market Diagnostic Analysis (LMDA), the report by the International Labor Organization (ILO) says: “It is estimated that in 2020, net migration the number of immigrants minus the number of emigrants was close to 580 000 people. Although there is no accurate data on the number of the working-age population, leaving the country to work abroad.”
The report further said that most of the migrating youths targeted South Africa and Botswana .
“The majority of emigrants cited a lack of employment opportunities as the major reason for leaving the country. Most worked in the agricultural sector before their departure. South Africa was the leading destination chosen by emigrants, followed by Botswana”
President Mnangagwa’s administration has struggled to mend the country’s economic fortunes.
Unemployment has become so rife with most companies operating at below capacity thus leaving youths with no option but to seek better opportunities in other countries.
Half A Million Zim Youths Migrate For Greener Pastures