Govt accused of snubbing Zanu PF youths

BY JAIROS SAUNYAMA

Zanu PF youths in Mashonaland East on Saturday expressed their displeasure to government after none of their members was hired in the recent teacher recruitment exercise by government.

Speaking at a provincial co-ordinating committee meeting in Marondera at the weekend, youth league provincial chairperson Kelvin Mutsvairo asked Labour minister Sekai Nzenza why government didn’t recruit any of their 400 members with teaching qualifications.

“My question to you Minister Nzenza is that we had names of teachers from the party totalling 400 nationwide who we wanted recruited into the civil service recently. However, none of
them was recruited, so who did you recruit? [Nelson] Chamisa boasts that he has 40 000 teachers and we have names of trained teachers from the party who were not recruited, something
must be done,” Mutsvairo said.

In her response, Nzenza, who is also Chikomba East legislator, said she was not aware of the arrangement and said she will engage Primary and Secondary Education minister Paul Mavima.

Meanwhile, the Zanu PF Mashonaland East youth league has called on government to consider relocating Marondera University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology (MUAST) to Marondera
town, saying it was inaccessible to students. The institution was located at a farm about 30km from Marondera town.

“In all other provinces, universities are close to town, but this is not the case with MUAST. We ask the relevant authorities to assist us on the issue of moving it to Marondera town
so that it will be of benefit to students in terms of accessing it,” Mutsvairo said.

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