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Zimbabwean elected JCI vice-president

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ZIMBABWEAN Victor Marawu has been elected vice-president of Junior Chamber International (JCI) for Africa and the Middle East at the JCI world congress in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil.

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JCI Zimbabwe chapter said Marawu was elected as the organisation’s executive vice-president taking over from Rania Haddad of Lebanon over the weekend.

“As the JCI executive vice-president, Victor will work with and supervise various senior JCI officers across the Africa and Middle East in more than 38 countries, in advancing the JCI mission, which is to provide development opportunities that empower young people between 18 and 40 years to create positive impact in their environments,” JCI said in a statement.

JCI said Marawu’s work will include motivating members, marketing the organisation and strengthening collaborative relationships with its partners, governments, civil society, media, the business community and United Nations agencies.

Marawu said he would use the opportunity to create history for the country.

“The opportunity to serve as 2014 JCI executive vice-president for Africa and Middle East is a great honour bestowed on JCI Zimbabwe,” Marawu said.

“With the new strategic thrust, 2014 is a defining year for JCI and I’ll do my very best in leading with unmatched commitment and honour to create the history we will all be proud to be part of.”

JCI Zimbabwe president Francis Mwale said Marawu’s elevation would benefit the country in many ways.

“The country, young people and our members will benefit immensely from this achievement not only by being represented, but because it provides the necessary levels of inspiration to spur young people into action towards entrepreneurial solutions, both social and economic that we can contribute to,” Mwale said.

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