Statement by Hon Monica Mutsvangwa on 41st Independence Day Celebration

by | Apr 14, 2021 | Local News | 0 comments


Government wishes to inform the Nation on the details of this year’s 41st Independence Celebrations. The celebrations are being held under the theme: ZIM @41 TOGETHER, GROWING THE ECONOMY FOR A PROSPEROUS RESILIENT AND INCLUSIVE SOCEITY.

The 41st Independence commemorations are taking place in a climate of COVID-19 safety restrictions, therefore a lot will happen virtually and congestion will be avoided.
Our commemorations are treated as a Season of Celebration stretching into a number of days. A number of events have been lined up to celebrate and these include:
Following the launch of the national dress fabric by His Excellency, the President, on 19 December 2020, Provincial competitions were held across the country with designers coming up with designs for all Zimbabweans to wear and style the national dress fabric. Therefore, there will be a function this Friday, at the HICC, where the Provincial winners will context against each other for the award of best National Design. This event is the culmination of the hard work and initiative by the First Lady, Amai Auxilia Mnangagwa, working with the Ministry of Women’s Affairs. Community and Small and Medium Enterprises Development.

There is a lot of focus on the Youth in our commemorations as the Youth represent the future. There will be an online Youth Business Forum Celebrating our 41st Independence.
The Business Forum is going to take place in Seven Chatrooms. Different Minister’s will be engaging the Youths on Youth interests in different sectors of the Economy.

Chatroom 1 – Ministry of Youth, Sport, Arts and Recreation – Hon Dr. K. Coventry
Chatroom 2 – Ministry of Women Affairs, Community Small and Medium Enterprises – Honourable Dr. S. Nyoni
Chatroom 3 – Ministry of Transport Communication and Infrastructure Development- Transport and Construction
Chatroom 4 – Ministry of Mines and Mining Development – Honourable W. Chitando
Chatroom 5 – Ministry of Lands, Agriculture, water, Climate and Rural Resettlement – Honourable Dr. AJ Masuka
Chatroom 6 – Ministry of Environment, Climate Change Tourism Hospitality Industry – Honourable M. Ndlovu
Chatroom 7 – Ministry of Industry and Commerce Manufacturing – Honourable SI Nzenza

Login details to enter the Chatrooms will be provided to different Youth Groups.

•THE CHILDREN’S PARTY IS GOING TO BE HELD ON THE EVENING OF THE 17TH OF APRIL 2021. Children’s Party is going to be held on the evening of the 17th of April 2021.
The main event will take place at Statehouse in Harare. 50 Children will come from all provinces to Statehouse. There will be 25 boys and 25 girls who are coming to Harare tomorrow at 14:00hrs. Measures will be in place to keep the children safe.
There will also be provincial parties happening across all other provinces in the country led by Ministers of State for Provincial Affairs and Devolution.

His Excellency, the President has given a wide ranging Interview to State Media.
This will be screened on the ZTV and on ZTN on the 17th of April 2021 at 2030 hours. This will also be featured at the same time on National Radios and online platforms for our Diaspora audience

A Virtual Concert will be held on the eve of the Independence Day. This will avail citizens an opportunity to merry make, while in the safe confines of their homes. Artists are billed to perform from 17 April 18:00hrs to 18 April 06:00hrs. The welfare of the artists is of paramount importance hence, only 50 people will be at the venue.

The Police will ensure that only crew and artists will have access to the venue. Further to this, preventative and precautionary COVID-19 protocols will be observed thorough out including sanitization of equipment, frequent hand washing, wearing of masks and social distancing.

At midnight (00:00hrs) there will a fireworks display launch from the HICC. Those in nearby suburbs can witness this display in comfort of their residential parameters. ZBC will also cover this event for the benefit of the nation.

HE, the President will address the Nation at 1130hrs on the 18th of April 2021.This will come out live on TV, all national Radio Stations and on Online platforms. There will be repeats later on both Radio and TV.

Dynamos and Highlanders will battle it out for honours of the Independence Trophy on 18 April 13:00hrs. The event will be closed to the general public and once again only 50 Officials and Team members will be allowed.
The Independence Trophy will be presented by Hon VP Dr CGDN Chiwenga, who will be the guest of honour.

Once again ZBC TV and Radio will cover the event live

Let me take this opportunity to wish all of you a Happy Independence Day. As we celebrate, let us remember to stay safe
I thank you