BY PRAISEMORE SITHOLE / DARLINGTON MWASHITA
ZANU PF youth in Matabeleland South have turned their backs on politicking and sloganeering activities which do not bring food to the table and are now implementing entrepreneurial projects which empower them economically.
The youth league is engaging in projects such as plumbing, building and dress-making to create employment for the youth across the political divide.
In an interview, Matabeleland South Zanu PF provincial youth commissar Bolsheviks Ndlovu said party youths could not rely on party allowances, but decided to engage in community development and empowerment projects.
“The role of these projects is developmental. We want these projects to be standalone. We do not have to entirely depend on party allowances, but instead have our own projects that can bring a difference to our community,” he said yesterday.
“We must deviate from calling each other using political names, but work together as the youth. The equipment for the projects is already in place and we have started conducting these self-help projects.
“We are engaging in a different type of politics in developing and making the new dispensation work, rather than going to Harare to do slogans. There is nothing that is benefiting the community in that; that is why we want these projects to function at full scale,” he said.
Ndlovu said they had engaged Industry minister Mangaliso Ndlovu, who is also Bulilima legislator, over training on projects implementation and operation.
“We are currently holding a fruitful discussion with Ingwana Clinic through the legislator and the youth of the community,” Ndlovu said.
He said they will tap into the expertise of other community members.
“Other members of the community, including Bulilima and Mangwe areas, have started the projects and are benefiting from them,” the provincial youth league boss added.