ZANU-PF youths have called for the acceleration of empowerment of marginalised youths at grassroot level to enable them to continue towards economy revival and also contribute towards the Gross Domestic Product.
This came from a meeting held by the Youth League national executive council ahead of the first National Assembly meeting today where President Mnangagwa will be the guest of honour.
The first National Youth Assembly of 2019 which will be held under the theme; “Discipline and Servant Leadership” will be attended by the Youth League national executive members and provincial and party affiliates.
In a statement after yesterday’s meeting secretary for administration, Cde Tendai Chirau said the meeting endorsed current efforts by President Mnangagwa in calling for national dialogue with different stakeholders; churches, the business community, and political parties, among others.
“The league has since taken a cue from these efforts to embrace youths from all spheres of life. The meeting focused on how to unpack Vision 2030 and how the generality of the youth can participate in achieving Vision 2030.
“The meeting noted with regret the slow pace at which youth empowerment initiatives are being implemented. A clarion call was made that there be accelerated economic empowerment for the marginalised youth,” he said.
The meeting also deliberated on the inclusion of youths in the extractive mining industry especially de-siltation, industrial brick moulding, and quarry stone and three-quarter stones mining.
“A recommendation was put forward that in granting of these licences, youths should be prioritised and in the absence of interested youths, companies should be directed to initiate programmes that benefit the locals.
The meeting commended resource mobilisation efforts by President Mnangagwa in assisting the victims of Cyclone Idai.
“It was noted there has been significant progress in the reconstruction of some of the damaged infrastructure.
“The youth executive also applauded relief efforts through donations from the Youth League and its membership and the voluntary aid in the rescue missions provided by members and its various affiliate organisations which include the Zimbabwe National Youth Service Graduates Association,” he said.