Youths challenged to consolidate the gains of independence

 Staff Reporter

The youths have been challenged to consolidate the gains of the independence and to play a pivotal role in the development of the country.

Speaking at the ZANU PF National Assembly of the Youth League, President Emmerson Mnangagwa said that the current country’s development trajectory needed patriotic young people.

“Our present national development trajectory needs patriotic young people who have clarity of their generational mission. Yours is a mission to consolidate the gains of our hard-won independence, freedom and democracy as well as the ongoing socio-economic progress under the ZANU PF philosophy, ‘Nyika inovakwa, inotongwa nevene vayo, ilizwe lakhiwa, libuswe ngabanikazi balo’. Brick by brick, stone upon stone, step by step, let us all build our motherland,” said President Mnangagwa.

The President added that the youths had the weighty and obligation of steering the modernization, industrialization and growth of the country.

President Mnangagwa emphasized the need for discipline and encouraged the youths to flood social media sites with content that amplifies the Party’s successes.

“In doing so patriotism, loyalty, discipline and servant leadership must remain core traits of our Party. Going forward you are called upon to occupy the online platforms with content that amplifies what the Party stands for and the numerous successes of the Second Republic,” said President Mnangagwa.

Meanwhile, the ZANU PF Youth League has endorsed President Mnangagwa as the Party’s sole presidential candidate for this year’s plebiscite.

The Party Youth League Secretary for Youth Affairs, Cde Tinoda Machakaire promised the President that the youths would play an active role to mobilize for five million votes for the President.

The ZANU PF Youth League boss also praised the Government for creating a National Committee to assist in the fight against drugs and substance abuse by youths in the country.

The Party’s National Youth Assembly meeting was held under the theme ‘Re-energizing the ZANU PF Vanguard for a 2023 Landslide Victory’.