The recently appointed Junior Parliament of Zimbabwe leadership has urged the government to continue uplifting the disabled children as they require special attention.
The new leadership was drawn from the country 10 provinces.
New Child President is Tendai Christian Rusere, with Natasha Kasukuwere as Vice President and Chenai Kaseke as 2nd Vice President.
Kujeke Kamurai is the Speaker of Parliament, while Mvurume Samuel is Prime Minister deputised by Dino Nhlovu, 1st Deputy Prime Minister and Lydia Bhebhe, 2nd Deputy Prime Minister.
New President, Tendai Rusere said children with disabilities still face challenges in the education sector and called on government to intervene.
“Children with disabilities need the support of the government as they are marginalised in the current environment,” said Rusere.
The Speaker of Parliament said the august house is significant as it affords children a chance to interact with the government officials and present their challenges.
“It is important for us children to have an opportunity to speak before the country leadership our aspirations.”
Zimbabwe Youth Council Director, Mr. Munyaradzi Dzikira said the motive behind junior council is to groom future leaders who will be able to articulate their ideas to the people.
Dzikira said, “We want to train these youths on the importance of presenting their ideas to the people as they are our future.”
The Junior Parliament is run under the Zimbabwe Youth Council and is expected to commemorate the Day of The African Child on Saturday under the theme: ‘The Rights of Children With Disabilities - The Duty To Protect, Respect, Promote and Fulfill’.