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Agenda Trust hold electoral rights indaba series
Youth Agenda Trust
February 06, 2013
Trust has for the past two weeks been going around the country conducting
electoral rights Indabas that are meant to enlighten the youth about
their right to participate in the electoral process.
The Rights Indabas
are part of Youth Agenda's broader elections programme that
began last year with the training of youth leaders from 22 districts
dotted across the country who were equipped with information about
the electoral cycle and how they can meaningfully participate and
bring about positive change. Since the turn of the new year, young
people who have been participating in the rights indabas have since
taken the initiative and registered to vote as well as encouraging
their peers to join the new generation of responsible youth.
In Uzumba, youth
said they will not tolerate any form of violence and or divisionary
tactics often employed by a certain political party (name supplied)
in previous elections. The Uzumba-Maramba-Pfungwe district is one
of the areas in the country that was badly affected by the violent
2008 elections. Meanwhile, youth in Uzumba have launched a voter
mobilization campaign code named 1+10 GENERATION, which is a call
for youth to register and assist ten more youth to register as well.
Youth in Sanyati
say that they will not leave anything to chance this time around
and promised to condemn violent politicians to the dustbins of history
and vowed to protect their villages in the event of enemy manipulation.
They however said that although most of their colleagues were finding
it difficult to get proof of residence letters from their local
leaders especially the headmen, there has been considerable progress
mining community situated about 20KM outside Kwekwe is home to thousands
of youth most of whom were not able to participate in the last election
due to violence that engulfed the area, most of them were displaced.
Last week Youth Agenda held a Rights Indaba in the mining area where
youth leaders expressed optimism considering the rate at which the
young people are registering to vote. The youth however expressed
concern at the outdated voters roll which they feared may be used
to rig elections.
The Rights Indabas
continues this week in Mudzi.
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