The North West MEC for Rural, Environment, Agricultural Development Manketse Tlhape says the youth must have a passion for agriculture if they are to succeed in the industry. She was addressing the youth across the province gathered at Eagles Waters in Hartbeespoortdam for the Youth in

Agriculture Advocacy event. She said that although the department is willing to help the youth in order to grow the economy of the province, it will not impose passion on anyone. “Government will not assist you if you don’t know what you want, that would be imposing” she said. The MEC also adviced the youth to use all opportunities to create their own employment instead of waiting to be given employment.