The Zanu PF youth leadership has called on its members to work together and participate fully in various sectors of the country’s economy through engaging in some income generating projects.

It was a full house at the 5000 seater Zanu PF Convention Centre in Gweru as thousands of party youths from across the province gathered to drum up support for President Emmerson Mnangagwa under the youth campaign strategy: #EDHasMyVote ahead of the harmonised elections scheduled for this year.  

The youths, who many face numerous challenges such as unemployment, drug abuse and economic marginalisation, were encouraged to shun being used by senior politicians who seek personal gains.

Zanu PF Youth League Deputy Secretary, Cde Lewis Matutu and Zanu PF Midlands Provincial Youth Affairs Chairperson, Cde Edmore Samambwa encouraged youths to work together to seek access to resources that can help transform their lives for the better.

“As youths, we should make meaningful contributions to the country’s economy. As the Midlands Province, we are endowed with mineral resources and we the youths should benefit from the mineral resources. All mining concerns that are lying idle should be given to youths,” said Cde Matutu.       

The Minister of State for Midlands Province, Cde Owen Ncube said the new dispensation expects youths to actively participate in the country’s economic activities.

“Youth should participate in the economy as entrepreneurs. Youths groups allocated mining claims should ensure that they mine on their claims. It is the government’s plan to ensure that essential components of mining be provided at vocational training centres under the school of mines so that youths get correct skills,” he said.

Present at the launch of the youth campaign was the youth leadership from other provinces, Zanu PF Politburo member Dr Joram Gumbo, Provincial Chairperson Engineer MacKenzie Ncube and other senior party members.