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Board Chairperson rallies Bulawayo youth
Youth Agenda Trust
February 19, 2013
Trust Board Chairperson Kudzai Kwangwari on Saturday told youth
in Bulawayo to take full responsibility for the demise of the country
unless they take up the challenge to bring positive change in their
communities. Speaking to youth drawn across Bulawayo, Kwangwari
told the youth who had gathered for the Electoral Rights Indaba
to take the challenge of contributing positively to their communities
as a personal responsibility and not wait for others to lead the
process. He said that the youth generation should leave an indelible
mark in history by defying the odds and overwhelmingly register
as voters, a process he said must mark the first step towards controlling
their own destiny.
The Youth Indaba
comes at the backdrop of several other meetings that have been held
across the country by YAT which are aimed at increasing the knowledge
of young people on the electoral process. YAT has so far held such
meetings in Masvingo, Uzumba, Mudzi, Sanyati, Redcliff, among other
areas and intends to cover at least six provinces of the country
as Zimbabwe prepares for watershed polls in 2013.
in Zimbabwe have shown that young people do not participate in the
electoral process for various reasons. A survey conducted by YAT
in 2011indicated that the partcipation of young people in the electoral
process is mostly affected by lack of knowledge and their negative
attitudes and perceptions on the process. The Electoral Rights Indabas
continue this week.
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