The provision of water and sanitation is a matter of concern which must be looked at as soon as possible. Clean, accessible water for all is an essential part of the world we want to live in. In most parts of the world people do not have access to fresh water and proper sanitation. Due to poverty, bad economies and poor infrastructure the situation is worsening year in year out.
Young people are an enormous resource in the global development matrix. Their energy and towering ambitions, equipped with prerequisite knowledge and opportunities can render them very useful to the development of their respective countries.
The ruling Zimbabwe African National Union (Patriotic Front) Zanu PF has regularly made claims that is a ‘revolutionary party’. It has buttressed its arguments on the basis of not only its role in the liberation struggle but also a default land reform exercise that it undertook in the face of a strong labour backed opposition movement in the late 1990s.
Marxist argues that individuals and groups (social classes) within society have differing amounts of material and non-material resources (such as the wealthy and the poor) and that the more powerful groups use their power in order to exploit groups with less power. Nziramasanga (1999) says ubuntu, hunhu is humanness in the fullest and noblest sense. Does it then mean conflict is the vaporisation of Ubuntu or Hunhuism on the African context? Samkange and Samkange (1980) says that the attention one human being gives to another: the kindness, courtesy, consideration and friendliness in the relationship between people, a code and to life, thus a person with hunhu/ Ubuntu is one who upholds the African cultural standards expectations, values and norms and keeps the African identity.
Is it true that youths in Japan or China are more gifted than their African counterparts? Do we need to send our youths to Europe and America for them to reach their fullest potential in business? Entrepreneurship is a culture that calls for persistence not a pick and drop attribute. Most youths in our country fail to reach greater heights because they have a deficit of the entrepreneurial mindset, a mindset that offers a refreshingly practical blue print for thinking and acting in environments that are fast-paced, rapidly changing and highly uncertain. This should also be supported by an enabling political and socio-economic environment.
As I write this piece, I am wondering what drove man's desire to domesticate animals. Why do we have a love for vegetation like trees, flowers and grass? Fortunately, I bumped into a very interesting article by Theodore Rosak. This article has eight principles; I'm not going to look into the principles today but I am tempted to imagine how young people are tackling environmental issues. At first I thought they really understand why they should co-exist with nature but talking to many youth leaders, I was left with no option but to conclude that I should share a few insights about why we ought to become environmental custodians.
Africa Day is perhaps the most politically conscious of all of the continent’s public or commemorative days. On its own, before we even analyse what African countries, their leaders and others have done over the 54 years that have lapsed since the formation of the liberation struggle oriented Organisation of African Unity (OAU).
Natural resource management is the management of resources among them land, water, soil, plants and animals with a particular focus on how policies and projects formulated around these resources affect the quality of life for both present and future generations. It is the stewardship of these resources which can determine the growth and development of a nation hence the need for collective responsibility.