National Youth Policy: has it been fully implemented?

 By Tafadzwa Muranganwa ACCORDING to the Ministry of Youth Development, Indigenisation and Empowerment, a national youth policy (NYP) is critical for empowering youths to contribute to the shaping and building of the nation. Zimbabwe launched its NYP in 2013 and according to government; the policy seeks to ensure that all young women and men are given meaningful opportunities to reach their full potential, both as individuals and as active … Continue reading National Youth Policy: has it been fully implemented?

Mugabe warns young people….says don’t take this freedom for granted

By Nkanyiso Ncube PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe has warned young people against taking the freedom and rights they enjoy today for granted adding that they are the fruits of a hard won independence. Addressing young people drawn from around the country for the official opening of the 25th Session of the Junior Parliament of Zimbabwe (JPZ) last Friday, Mugabe said as the country reflects on the … Continue reading Mugabe warns young people….says don’t take this freedom for granted

All set for Junior Parliament official opening

By Portia Sigauke PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe, First lady Grace Mugabe and Cabinet ministers are expected to grace the official opening of the 25th Junior Parliament at the City Sports Centre in Harare today (17 June 2017). This year’s celebration will be held under the theme “Appreciatively discovering Zimcheer entrepreneurs as a way of accelerating protection, empowerment and equal opportunities towards fulfilling the 2030 agenda for … Continue reading All set for Junior Parliament official opening

Mugabe opens Community Information Centre…donates computers to schools

By Nkanyiso Ncube PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe has officially opened the Dangamvura-Chikanga Community Information Centre, bringing to 80 the number of community information centres completed so far. Address delegates at the official opening of the centre, President Mugabe said the new infrastructure should assist in championing development and unlock new modern learning trends for young people. “Firstly l want to congratulate the people of Manicaland that … Continue reading Mugabe opens Community Information Centre…donates computers to schools

WCoZ calls for end to child marriages….as Africa commemorate Day of the African Child

By Buhle Tshavango PARLIAMENTARIANS who signed the declaration on protection of the girl child have been urged to walk the talk and fulfill their commitments as Zimbabwe joined other African countries in commemorating the Day of the African Child. In a statement, the Women Coalition of Zimbabwe, called for the acceleration of interventions to end child marriages which have continued to negatively affect the lives … Continue reading WCoZ calls for end to child marriages….as Africa commemorate Day of the African Child

PDP blasts Mnangagwa, Chikwinya …as nation commemorate Day of the African Child

By Daniel Chigundu PEOPLE’S Democratic Party (PDP) has castigated Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa and Woman Affairs Minister Nyasha Chikwinya for failing to push legislation that bans child marriages despite Constitutional Court (Con Court) pronouncements. In the case of Loveness Mudzuru and Ruvimbo Tsopodzi versus State, the Con Court ruled that marriage for people under the age of 18 years is illegal and also went on … Continue reading PDP blasts Mnangagwa, Chikwinya …as nation commemorate Day of the African Child

UN committed to help Zim achieve its SDGs

By Nkanyiso Ncube UNITED Nations (UN) says it is committed to help Parliament of Zimbabwe achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by engaging legislators on various initiatives. The SDGs, are a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity. These 17 Goals build on the successes of the Millennium Development Goals, while including new … Continue reading UN committed to help Zim achieve its SDGs

Gender parity in danger …situation to get worse in 2023: Mudenda

By Daniel Chigundu SPEAKER of the National Assembly, Jacob Mudenda has warned that female representation in Parliament is on the verge of falling if political parties do not align their constitutions with the country’s constitution on 50-50 representation. Women representation is currently at 35 percent (124) out of the current 350 legislators in the Zimbabwean Parliament. The 35 percent is inclusive of the extra women … Continue reading Gender parity in danger …situation to get worse in 2023: Mudenda

Govt urged to consider youths on tenders

By Nkanyiso Ncube ZIMBABWE Youth Council (ZYC) has called on government to consider young entrepreneurs when awarding tenders and to also include them across all sectors of the economy in line with the country’s indigenous policies. The call comes after President Robert Mugabe commissioned the US$3 billion Beitbridge-Harare-Chirundu dualisation project which could be Zimbabwe’s biggest infrastructure project since 1980 when the country got its independence. … Continue reading Govt urged to consider youths on tenders

Stop persecuting white farmers, Mugabe told

By Daniel Chigundu AUTSRIALIA-based Herald columnist Reason Wafawarova has called on President Robert Mugabe to stop persecuting about 73 white farmers said to be in Mashonaland East Province. Addressing a youth rally in Marondera President Mugabe said government will be acquiring 73 farms that are still owned by white farmers and redistribute them to unemployed youths in the province. Writing on his Facebook page, Wafawarova … Continue reading Stop persecuting white farmers, Mugabe told