Youths and Sports Minister ELVIS NKANDU says the ministry will start giving out fuel tankers in two weeks.
Mr. NKANDU says the ministry has received overwhelming applications from the time the initiative was advertised.
The minister says applications are still coming in and is optimistic that the initiative will be a success.
He told ZNBC news that government is trying to absorb as many youths as possible through the empowerment programs.
Mr. NKANDU has also reminded applicants that they need to be at least 30 in the cooperatives for them to be considered.