(continued)…as they engage in community development

Meanwhile, youths in the same suburb of Entumbane have positively engaged in community development projects that have seen those filling potholes in the area with tar with assistance from the business people in the area. They managed to cover a 300metres that passes near Tashas Supermarket. This project was spearheaded by Kassim Kamwendo a Youth Councilor under the Bulawayo Youth Council initiative. This is a project under NYDT which seeks to empower young people to take part in local governance and press for quality service delivery and democracy in Zimbabwe.
The project has been hailed a success and they are looking forward into embarking on a refuse removal exercise where an undesignated dumping site has been emerged within the residential area, posing serious a health hazard. Service delivery in Zimbabwe has been poor for over a decade as a result of the economic melt-down, lack of accountability and other causes. Although the city council has started to repair some damaged roads and to collect refuse, there are still service delivery gaps.
NYDT, through such platforms including its partnership with the Bulawayo City Council and the Bulawayo Progressive Residents Association which saw the repair of refuse collection vehicles and a township clean-up series and other initiatives has continuously engaged and fostered a culture of responsibility among youths. The organization shall continue to empower youths to claim their right and exercise their responsibilities in local and national governance.


2 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Sizwe on May 24, 2011 at 6:01 pm

    Bulawayo youths, you are the future. Keep up the good work.


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