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Over 30 000 delegates to grace Mnangagwa’s National Youth Service launch

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OVER 30 000 youths and delegates are billed to grace President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s National Youth Service launch this coming Friday ,Cabinet revealed Tuesday.

Zimbabwe is set to reintroduce what it describes as the rebranded National Youth Service program in a bid to empower youths economically and socially.

The country disbanded the such a similar Border Gezi Youth Training program over 10 years ago following an outcry over the trainees entrenchment in the Zanu-PF community programs where they unleashed violence and mayhem.

Government now says the new program is sharp departure from the past underscoring that it is tilted in favour of national development.

Briefing the Cabinet Tuesday, Hon VP Kembo Mohadi said it is all systems out for the event’s launch.

“The Launch of the Youth Service in Zimbabwe Programme will take place at Nhakiwa Vocational Training Centre in the Uzumba Maramba Pfungwe District of Mashonaland East Province on 24 May, 2024.

“Running under the theme, “Empower Youth: Secure the Future”, the event will be graced by His Excellency the President, Cde. Dr. E.D. Mnangagwa who will deliver the Keynote Address as well as launch the Youth Service in Zimbabwe Programme. The Youth Service in Zimbabwe Programme will help mould the young people into patriotic citizens and hence able leaders,” he said.

He implored all citizens to embrace the program which will inculcate values of Ubuntu/Unhu, patriotism and leadership to the country’s youthful population.
“Over thirty thousand (30 000) youths drawn from Mashonaland East Province and delegates from other provinces are expected to attend the Launch.

“Youths from across the country will have an opportunity to interface with the President during the Launch and interact with Government Ministries, Departments and Agencies and private sector players who will be exhibiting,” said Mohadi.

The Youth Empowerment Forum, which will run on sidelines of the launch is being introduced to achieve the following set objectives: to provide a platform for the President of Zimbabwe to engage with the youth among others.

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