Youths involvement key in fighting drug abuse; Child President

By Tichaona Kurewa

CHILD President, Hazel Mandaza says youths should be involved in the fight against drug and substance abuse.

The country’s national flag carrier, Air Zimbabwe, flew four youths, including Child President Hazel Mandaza, to Victoria Falls from Harare as part of celebrations to mark National Youth Day this Monday.

Speaking on the AirZim plane mid-air, Child President, Hazel Mandaza, a Mahusekwa High School upper six pupil stressed the need for youths to lead the fight against drug and substance abuse.

“We’re very glad to celebrate the major part of our country’s population and this year as we celebrate it under the theme, ‘Alleviating drug and substance abuse by youths’, it is indeed encouraging that the youths themselves are joining hands to fight this war of drugs and substance abuse, which has become so rampant in our country. Together we can win the war,” said the child president.

Air Zimbabwe spokesperson, Firstme Vitori highlighted opportunities available for youths in the aviation industry.

“We are joining the National Youth Day celebrations by exposing and affording future champions the glimpse of the countless possibilities in life and more specifically in the airline industry regardless of one’s gender. Through such exposure, we hope that the Child President’s voice amplifies to the national constituency on such carrier opportunities while instilling hope for a better future as we rally together to alleviate substance and drug abuse by the youths,” said Vitori.

The National Youth Day is celebrated on the 21st of February annually to recognise and celebrate the contributions made by young people throughout the history of the country.