On the commemoration of the National Youth Day, the Civic Society and Churches Joint Forum (CSCJF) is urging the youths to take advantage of the land reform and grab the opportunity to venture into the idle opportunities presented in the agricultural sector.
“The agricultural sector is the backbone of the Zimbabwean economy. In that regard, youths from all the provinces should take advantage of the land reform programme spearheaded by the late proponent of indigenous development, the late Comrade Robert Gabriel Mugabe who was born on the 21st of February in 1924. Our youths should grab the opportunities in the agricultural sector and work to develop our economy,” said Abigale Mupambi, the CSCJF National Coordinator.
The National Youth Day in Zimbabwe was formally recognised as a national holiday on February 24th 2017, on the same day President Emmerson Mnangagwa was sworn in as the President of Zimbabwe.
The Youth arm of the ruling party lobbied for the former President’s birthday to be declared a national holiday for what the organisation says the leader’s role in empowering the countrie’s youth.
The Youth Day signifies the realisation of a vision and a dream fought for by thousands of Zimbabwean youths.
It is a celebration of youth-hood, power, recognition and unity, how the young people can impact the world and assist in sustainable nation making.
Ms. Mupambi said it is imperative therefore, that the youths of today see the benchmark of the fallen soldiers that had so little materially but great willpower and passion to fight.
In an inhouse exclusive interview, the National Coordinator for CSCJF, Ms.Mupambi commented that “While our fight for the realisation of economic freedom, ending unemployment, and promoting youth recognition is different to that of our predecessors, we must remain conscious of the vision and pave way for those who come behind us so that they fight a different battle to ours, in a free and fair democracy”.