President to meet youths countrywide

Source: President to meet youths countrywide | The Herald April 21, 2017

Zvamaida Murwira Senior Reporter—
Zanu-PF First Secretary and party leader President Mugabe is set to visit provinces next month to have an appreciation of the challenges facing youths, as he seeks to interface with young people across the country. The first meeting has been earmarked for Mashonaland East Province. The engagements are expected to run until October this year as the revolutionary party’s youth wing heightens preparations for the 2018 harmonised elections.

Zanu-PF Youth League Secretary and Politburo member Cde Kudzanayi Chipanga confirmed the meetings, saying preparations were at an advanced stage.

“The objective of the meetings is in line with our party’s constitution where we have a responsibility to mobilise youths to participate in the political, social and economic activities of the country,” said Cde Chipanga, who is also Makoni West legislator.

He said socially, the Youth League would be promoting young artists, while economically, they were advocating young people to have access to land, access to agricultural inputs and participate in mining activities.

“Politically, that is where this programme falls, where we are saying one cannot talk of politics without the President and Zanu-PF,” said Cde Chipanga.

“Zanu-PF is the game in town. We want our youths to interface with the President, the only centre of power as in line with the 2014 party congress resolution.

“He is our candidate for 2018 general elections and as the Youth League, we have been clear and consistent that we want him to be Life President.”

Cde Chipanga said the meetings came after a realisation that most youths failed to meet with President Mugabe during the One Million Men March organised by the Youth League owing to the long distance as the event was held in the capital.

“So, we are creating a political platform where our youths are able to meet with their icon,” said Cde Chipanga.

As a forerunner to the meetings by the President, said Cde Chipanga, the Youth League’s national political commissar, Cde Innocent Hamandishe, had been visiting provinces to inform their structures of the pending visit.

“He has visited several provinces and he is left with a few,” said Cde Chipanga. “After that I will be going around as well, starting with Mashonaland East where we will have inter-district meetings and I will be announcing the dates on which the President would be visiting the province.”


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    Joe Cool 6 years ago

    What does “access to land”and “access to agricultural inputs” mean? Why not do some work and get “access” to some money and but the inputs? The ultimate lazy, loud-mouthed layabout.

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    Chatham House 6 years ago

    This is wonderful news for Zimbabwe. Mugabe is a world icon of liberty and wisdom so ably and wisely handpicked by Henry Kissinger and Malcolm Fraser to lead Zimbabwe. In due course Her Majesty the Queen realised what a lovely man Mugabe was and gave him a Knighthood. The world have been so kind to the people of Zimbabwe by endorsing Mugabe at every opportunity and “Protecting this Protector.” This why Zimbabwe has such a wonderful economy and is a beacon of liberty in the world. To the UN and the Commonwealth we thank you for such kindness to Zimbabwe with the gift of Mugabe.

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    This chibuku you are drinking guys it’s not good for …let the old man rest at Barrowdale these trips from Singapore now will be going around the country they are not good for a centenary

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      Chatham House 6 years ago

      But there will be no cash problems now because we have Eco-Goat or Mbuzi-Visa Cards. We no longer have to be tame little gold fish mucking about in the fountains- we can be serious Zanu Billy Goats….. about in the mountains. We will be able to get plenty Chibuku to celebrate the New Mbuzi Notes – I actually think that Mbuzi Notes are probably safer than the Mabondi Notes? This is sheer Zanu brilliance all over again. Diesel coming out of a rock is one thing – but an Mbuzi-Visa Card is a indeed a show stopper from Zanu. Never mind the Jongwe – the Mbuzi is now King of Zimbabwe and the Chibuku will flow now. Hapuna matata!