President Mnangagwa hosts Independence Children’s Party

by | Apr 17, 2021 | Entertainment, Local News | 0 comments

Brian Rungano Temba

The traditional Children’s Party held on the eve of Zimbabwe’s Independence Day Commemorations, was held today at the State House in Harare today.
The party was hosted by the President and the first lady.

The party helps the school children understand independence and how it came.
A total 50 children five from each of the 10 provinces, had a chance to interface with the first citizen.

Part of those in attendance were junior parliamentarians and the Child president.
This encounter will not only boost their confidence through interactions with the President of the Republic of Zimbabwe, it will also increase their sense of belonging and patriotism.

President Munangagwa said in his speech at the event that children must cherish their identity.
“The sacrifices made by our heroes and heroines must inspire today’s young people to love their country and defend it.You must remember that our land is our heritage. It is our natural God-given resource and your inheritance,” said President Mnangagwa.

Meanwhile provincial parties were happening across all provinces led by Ministers of State for Provincial Affairs and Devolution. These were being held under strict World Health Organisation Covid-19 standard regulations.

Midlands reported that pupils from all its eight districts were following the proceedings from live streaming by the National Broadcaster at Mkoba Teachers College in Gweru.

Matebeleland South school children followed proceedings at the Provincial District Coordinator’s boardroom.

In Mashonaland East children were following the virtual children’s celebrations on ZBCTV in the at Mt Darwin sports club. Social distancing was observed.

In Matebeleland North, School children followed the delivery of the speech by the President. The Provincial virtual celebrations for the children s party were being held at Edmund Davis Hall in Hwange.

In Manicaland, the Children’s Party was postponed after scores of learners from St David’s Bonda tested positive to Covid19.

Permanent Secretary for Ministry of Information Publicity and Broadcasting Services, Nick Mangwana disclosed this through a post on his Twitter account where he said;
“We are still not totally safe but it’s great that we are testing as much as we are doing.”

Tomorrow, Zimbabwe celebrates its 41st independence anniversary.