Viva Zimbabwe to demand youth inclusion

 By Daniel Chigundu Viva Zimbabwe chairman Patson Mashingaidze says his party is going to write a very comprehensive letter dubbed Youth Inclusion Document (YID) to President Emmerson Mnangagwa demanding inclusion of youths in government and other state owned institutions. President Mnangagwa took no regard of youth and women when he appointed his grey-haired and recycled cabinet to the extent that he assigned the Youth Ministry …

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Zanu PF targets foreign owned kombis

Daniel Chigundu Zanu PF Secretary for Youth Affairs Pupurai Togarepi says the party’s youth league will be venturing into the kombi business with the intention of driving foreigners out. Although the public transport sector is one of the various sectors reserved for the locals in the country’s indigenous laws, Nigerians and other nationals are reportedly controlling a huge chunk of kombis in Harare and other …

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Rairo Gunguwo: I will bring sustainable development in Seke

By Wisdom Mumera Aspiring Member of Parliament for Seke Constituency Rairo Gunguwo (27) says she has come to bring the much needed sustainable development which has been missing for a long time in the constituency. Gunguwo a holder of an Honours Degree in Politics and Public Management from Midlands State University attributes the under-development in Seke to absence of sustainable initiatives and mainstream political parties …

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Stop it! ED warns errant lecturers

By Watmore Makokoba President Emerson Mnangagwa has warned higher and tertiary education lectures who are engaging in corrupt practices and sexually abusing students that the full wrath of the law will descend upon them unaware. Some lecturers in various institutions of higher learning in the country are reportedly sexually abusing students promising them good marks, while others are taking bribes from students to award them …

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MPs urged to ensure education for all

By Pretty Chavango The country’s legislators have been called upon to use their power to make sure government delivers on its mandate to ensure every child is in school as provided in the constitution. Under the banner of an initiative called “Every Child in School”  (ECIS) being led by Tag a Life International, MPs are being urged to use their legislative power to ensure all …

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Zim youths declare own ‘Operation Restore Legacy’

By Watmore Makokoba After the successful ‘Operation restore legacy’ initiated by the Zimbabwe Defence Forces last month, disgruntled youth under the banner Revolutionary Freedom Fighters (RFF) have launched a campaign to preserve and guard the gains attained by the country’s liberation struggle and restore lost legacy. The youths composed of activists and aspiring politicians, some who are vying for Parliamentary seats in the coming elections …

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Women’s representation in Parliament: where to after 2023?

By Buhle Tshavango. Women’s representation in Parliament has recorded a slight increase in recent years owing to 60 reserved seats in the National Assembly, however there is not enough time to celebrate the impact as this quota system clause is nearing its 2023 pegged sunset. According to the Research and Advocacy Unit  (RAU), since the  1995 Beijing Declaration, the number of women in  National Assembly …

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Sweden pours US$420K to encourage women participation in governance processes

 By Buhle Tshavango Swedish Embassy has partnered with local organisations in a US$420 000 project dubbed Strengthening Women’s Advocacy for inclusive Governance (SWAG). SWAG which was officially launched yesterday is aimed at supporting women’s participation in democratic processes and governance covering pre and post-election period. The project which 18 months-long and comes at a time when the country is gearing towards the much-hyped 2018 general …

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CDF saga: MPs now demand US$75K

Daniel Chigundu Legislators have demanded that the Constituency Development Fund (CDF) which is currently pegged at US$50 000 be adjusted to US$75 000 because of inflation. Treasury has already marshalled about US$5 million in CDF funds to be disbursed to the 210 legislators as soon as the constitution for the fund has been adopted by Parliament. Speaking in the National Assembly, Norton legislator Temba Mliswa …

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EU/AU Summit: 6 issues that youth want prioritised

By Watmore Makokoba As roads lead to Abidjan Cote D’Ivoire for the EU and African Union Summit scheduled for the 29th to 30th of November this year, youths say they want to be prioritised during the high-level summit’s deliberations. In an effort to engage youth on their expectations and possible input for the summit, the National Youth Association Organisation and Open Space organised an engagement …

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