Youth league salutes parliament

by | Apr 22, 2021 | Local News, Politics | 0 comments

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The ZANU PF Youth League has lauded parliament for acceding to the Constitution of Zimbabwe Amendment Bill No.2 of 2019, yesterday.

The Amendment Bill directly affects the youth as it succinctly prescribes the inclusion of Youth and Women in the National Assembly as vehicle for the unfettered inclusion in national policy and decision making organs.

This falls under the “Party List” Youth and Women’s Quota system.

Speaking through their Acting Deputy Secretary Cde Tendai Chirau, the youth league said the vote is a demonstration by lawmakers of the growing confidence they, and the nation at large, are willing to invest in young people.

“Having the youth as part of the decision-making matrix presages a rewarding experience for the whole nation unto prosperity. By this gesture, we feel encouraged that our voices are being heard and having a positive impact on the national vision for prosperity,” Cde Chirau said.

The youth league pledged to remain focused and disciplined to bring fresh perspective, optimism, dynamism and enthusiasm to national development discourse.

They also took their time to acknowledge the impact of the Second Republic in uplifting both the youth and women.

“The President Emmerson Mnangawa’s great new dispensation challenges us to stay awake, adjust to new ideas, to remain vigilant and to face challenges off our time head on. Indeed, the Second Republic’s new ground-breaking narrative has emphasis on the urgent need to afford young people opportunities to assume their role in society,” said Cde Chirau.

Cde Chirau said those who benefit from the quota system, will still need to prove their competence.

“Our Youthful MPs must never forget that their constituency extends beyond the statutory parliamentary constituencies but covers all the youth in our country. We similarly hope that the youth quota will not be used to elbow young women out of contention for roles in the parliament,” he said.