Youth League hails ED

The Herald (Zimbabwe) - - National News - Fidelis Mun­y­oro Se­nior Re­porter

THE Zanu-PF Youth League has hailed the in­clu­sion of youths in the new Cab­i­net, say­ing Pres­i­dent Mnan­gagwa demon­strated a clear-cut in­ten­tion to in­vest in youths and cre­ate more job prospects for the young gen­er­a­tion.

Pres­i­dent Mnan­gagwa has an­nounced a new look Cab­i­net after re­tir­ing most of the long serv­ing min­is­ters.

He brought in vi­brant tech­nocrats and youth­ful min­is­ters ex­pected to bring the much needed ex­per­tise and in­no­va­tive ideas to re­vive the econ­omy.

Zanu-PF Youth League sec­re­tary Cde Pepu­rai Tog­a­repi ex­tolled Pres­i­dent Mnan­gagwa for recog­nis­ing the party’s youth wing in his new Cab­i­net set-up.

“I think this is the first time in the his­tory of the coun­try that we have so many youths who are in Cab­i­net, as Na­tional Assem­bly Mem­bers and coun­cil­lors,” he said while ad­dress­ing the party’s Youth League na­tional ex­ec­u­tive at the Zanu-PF head­quar­ters on Tues­day.

“It has never hap­pened in the pre­vi­ous ad­min­is­tra­tion and we want to say thank you to Cde Mnan­gagwa for recog­nis­ing your youths and we shall con­tinue to sup­port your vi­sion as the party’s youth wing.”

Cde Tog­a­repi said the youths who were in­cluded in the high­est de­ci­sion-mak­ing po­si­tions were some of the best both in terms in­tel­lec­tual ca­pac­ity and loy­alty to the party.

“We are con­fi­dent that those ap­pointed are go­ing to per­form and open op­por­tu­ni­ties for oth­ers in fu­ture,” he said.

“This is the best time, even in my ca­reer as a politi­cian that I got an the op­por­tu­nity to work with you, and among you the Pres­i­dent then chose lead­ers to re­vive the econ­omy and take Zim­babwe for­ward.”

The in­jec­tion of fresh blood in the new Cab­i­net has brought con­fi­dence across all sec­tors of the econ­omy.

Youths in­cluded in Cab­i­net were Cde Man­gal­iso Ndlovu (Min­is­ter of In­dus­try and Com­merce) and swim­ming sen­sa­tion Kirsty Coven­try (Min­is­ter of Youth, Sport, Arts and Re­cre­ation).

Min­is­ter Ndlovu is a prod­uct of the Zanu-PF Youth League along with the deputy Min­is­ter of Youth, Sport, Arts and Re­cre­ation Cde Yeukai Sim­bane­gavi.

Cde Tog­a­repi at­trib­uted the ap­point­ment by Pres­i­dent Mnan­gagwa of the youths to the Cab­i­net to the hard work shown by the youths in the rul­ing party.

“We now have two Cab­i­net min­is­ters from the party’s youth wing,” he said.

“It is a pride. It has never hap­pened. We also have four deputies from the Youth League.”

Cde Tog­a­repi con­tin­ued: “I am telling you we must be shout­ing and ex­cited. One thing we should recog­nise as the Youth League is that the Pres­i­dent is a man of his word. He told us that he was go­ing to con­sider a youth­ful Cab­i­net and in­deed he did it and many of our youths were se­lected.”

He said he was go­ing to write to Pres­i­dent Mnan­gagwa thank­ing him for “walk­ing-the-talk” that hon­oured them.

Cde Tog­a­repi thanked the Youth League for work­ing as team and tire­lessly to en­sure Zanu-PF and Pres­i­dent Mnan­gagwa won the elec­tions held in July.

“In many ways you did a lot,” he said.

“Pro­vin­cial chair­per­sons did a lot to mo­bilise for the party. I want to thank you for your ef­fort. Na­tional ex­ec­u­tive mem­bers were work­ing with the struc­tures of the party. To­day we are smil­ing, we are cel­e­brat­ing our vic­tory.”

Cde Tog­a­repi said it was now time to put the elec­tions be­hind and rally be­hind Pres­i­dent Mnan­gagwa and see Zim­babwe run­ning again.

Cde Tog­a­repi

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