Machando elected Mid­lands Zanu-PF youth chair

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - National News - Mid­lands Cor­re­spon­dent

ACT­ING Mid­lands Zanu-PF youth chair­per­son, Cde Pros­per Machando, has been elected sub­stan­tive chair after lead­ing the prov­ince on an in­terim ba­sis since March fol­low­ing the ex­pul­sion of Ed­more Sa­mambwa.

Zanu-PF Sec­re­tary for Youth Af­fairs, Cde Kudzayi Chipanga, an­nounced the de­vel­op­ment while ad­dress­ing Mid­lands Pro­vin­cial Youth mem­bers in Gweru last week.

Cde Chipanga said the de­ci­sion had been ap­proved by the Polit­buro.

Cde Machando was vice chair­per­son for the Mid­lands Pro­vin­cial Youth League.

“I want to take this op­por­tu­nity to in­form you that Cde Pros­per Machando will now be a sub­stan­tive chair­man. This fol­lows the de­ci­sion taken by the Polit­buro to have a sub­stan­tive chair­man for the Youth League. He will spear­head all de­vel­op­men­tal and em­pow­er­ment pro­grammes meant for the youth,” he said.

Cde Chipanga said the party had iden­ti­fied land in Gweru, Zvisha­vane and Shu­rugwi that had been ear­marked for al­lo­ca­tion of stands to the youth.

The pro­ject is part of a na­tion­wide em­pow­er­ment pro­gramme to give youths res­i­den­tial stands, at the in­sti­ga­tion of Pres­i­dent Mu­gabe.

He said there were about 2 000 stands that were go­ing to be de­vel­oped and ser­viced in Gweru and would be al­lo­cated to youths as has hap­pened in other prov­inces.

“We have asked Cde Machando to come to Harare next week so that he gets a for­mal ap­proval let­ter of land ac­qui­si­tion for the land that has been iden­ti­fied for the em­pow­er­ment pro­grammes where we are al­lo­cat­ing youths stands.

“We want the al­lo­ca­tion of stands to be trans­par­ent,” he said.

Cde Chipanga re­it­er­ated that Mid­lands was the nu­cleus of the party there­fore there was a need for youths in the prov­ince to be united.

He said there was a need to rein­te­grate some sus­pended mem­bers who in­clude Cde Tafanana Zhou into the party and en­sure they are part of all de­vel­op­men­tal and em­pow­er­ment pro­grammes in the prov­ince.

Cde Chipanga said the party was in the process of iden­ti­fy­ing land in other towns like Kwekwe and Gokwe to en­sure that lo­cal youths ben­e­fit from the land that is within their ar­eas.

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