By Wellington Makonese
THE ZANU PF National Youth Elective Conference roared into life in Harare this Wednesday with delegates from across the country and abroad jetting in for the two-day programme.
It’s all systems go for the 7th ZANU PF National Youth Conference which started with the National Executive conducting its last meeting before handing over reigns.
Delegates have started trooping in with others going for accreditation while the executive meeting set the tone for official proceedings this Thursday with President Emmerson Mnangagwa expected to grace the conference.
“All systems are ready for a successful conference using HICC, it’s going to be digital, all systems transport, accommodation are in place, we want to make it a conference with a difference where it is not just about being elected, we want them to understand that this comes with expectations and responsibilities,” said Cde Yeukai Simbanegavi- ZANU PF Youth League Spokesperson.
“The conference will feature an elective process for the incoming Youth League National Executive Council, tabling of resolutions drawn from all provinces and solidarity messages from youth organs of diaspora party districts, affiliates and fraternal political parties from the SADC region, East Africa, Asia and Europe. As per our constitution the conference is expected to be chaired by the ZANU PF National Chairperson, cde Oppah Muchinguri Kashiri and a key note address will be delivered by the President and First Secretary of the party, Cde ED Mnangagwa,” said Zanu PF Acting Deputy Secretary for Youth Affairs, Cde Tendai Chirau.
Several youths from other countries, including Tanzania and Burundi are attending the conference in solidarity with the ruling party.
The last National Youth League Elective Conference was conducted in 2014 and the coronation processes are testimony of the ruling party’s endeavor to democratise its spaces.