The City of Kings, popularly known as koNtuthu ziyathunqha, (the City of bellowing smoke), will for the first time in the history of this nation host the Independence Day Celebrations, in fulfilment of the Second Republic’s drive towards the promotion of national unity, devolution and decentralisation.
This was revealed by the Minister of Local Government and Public Works, July Moyo, on behalf of the Chairperson of the Cabinet Committee State Occasions, during the fifth Cabinet Press Briefing, in Harare, yesterday.
“Cabinet reports that the 2022 Children’s Party and the 42nd Anniversary Independence Day Celebrations will, for the first time in the history of the nation, be held in Bulawayo on the 17th and 18th April, 2022, respectively, under the theme, “Zim@ 42-Leaving no one and no place behind,” said Moyo.
In an effort to expose the younger generations to the history of this nation, Minister Moyo said, “The 2022 Children’s Party will be attended by 540 learners drawn from the country’s ten provinces. In an effort to expose the learners to the country’s history and heritage, the learners drawn from the provinces will visit the following places in and around Bulawayo, Matopos, Bulawayo Museum, Chipangali Orphanage and Chabalala Sanctuary.”
Meanwhile, the President will grace the traditional soccer match between the country’s two giants Highlanders and Dynamos Football Clubs and handover the Presidential Independence Trophy to the winner. The Nation is advised that celebrations will also be held in other Provinces and Districts, in strict adherence to Covid 19 regulations.