ZANU-PF Youth League joins African nationalists in support of AfCFTA

by | May 27, 2021 | Business, International, Local News, Politics | 0 comments


Brian Rungano Temba

High ranking ZANU-PF Youth League officials held a Leadership Forum in Harare on May 27, 2021 with other youth Leaders from several African countries to discuss opportunities that pro-development nationalists would pursue under the African Continental Free Trade Agreement. This meeting leaned more on the converging ideals of the recently celebrated Africa Day.

In attendance was the ZANU PF Youth League National Secretary for External Relations Cde Sibongile Sibanda, the ZANU PF Secretary for Legal Affairs Cde Mleya, the ZANU PF Youth League National Secretary for Production and Labour Cde Christine Taruwona, the ZANU PF Youth League Secretary for Business and Liaison Cde Kelvin Manyengawana and the ZANU PF Youth League National Deputy Secretary for Administration Cde Mabutho Moyo.

The sister nationalist youth leaders included Youth of the Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola (JMPLA), Youth League of the African National Congress (ANCYL), League of the Democratic Party of Botswana (BDP), Youth League of the party of Revolution-Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM) and many others.

Cde Sibanda in her speech as the main speaker for the conference meeting emphasized the need to reflect on the vision of our forefathers who formed the African Union in 1963, while cognizant of the evolvement of the global political agenda as we move towards Agenda 2063 as a continent.

She also spoke at length on the growth of African states through cooperation and promoting the beneficiation of natural resources by African states.
“We need to drive for equality and independence of all African states especially the Independence of the Republic of Saharawi from Morocco and to unify as a continent in demanding the total emancipation of African economies through the removal of illegally imposed sanctions by the west,” said Cde Sibanda.

The ZANU PF Youth League also advocated for a communique in which these resolutions and suggestions that are deliberated on by African youths can be forwarded to the African Union Secretariat for consideration by Heads of States and Governments when they meet for the African Union Summit.