The participation of young people, especially women in the electoral process has been very minimal over the years. Violence, lack of campaign resources and support, discrimination by society are what characterize the political field.
Annually, Zimbabweans take time to pay homage to the selfless sacrifices made by our liberation war heroes in the fight against colonialism and white minority rule. In this podcast Organizing for Zimbabwe Trust managed to speak to two young activists on how important the Heroes Day commemorations are to the current youth generation.
Young people in Zimbabwe, despite the economic stress in the country which has led to the closure of many industries and a ballooning unemployment have managed to find other sources of surviving.According to unofficial statistics Zimbabwe’s unemployment is way above 85%. Entrepreneurship, from backyard to organised have become the order of survival.
We visited some of the backyard entrepreneurs in Chitungwiza and Mabvuku…. Their stories fascinating as they are tell a lot about the young people’s potential in the development of this nation if proper investment is made into their ventures.
Elections are important in enhancing democracy in any nation as they allow ordinary citizens, especially young people to participate in determining how they should be governed. In Zimbabwe, however, participation of young people in elections has been grossly affected by apathy, political leadership’s insincerity, violence and electoral irregularities. Young people always feel cheated each time an election comes and goes, as the incumbent government fails to fulfill its electoral promises…
Poverty, unemployment, poor service delivery among other social problems are what the electorate has to juggle with every day.
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