Machando elected Midlands Zanu-PF youth chair
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.