THE Zanu PF Mashonaland East Youth League on Saturday thanked President Emmerson Mnangagwa for handing them mining equipment, and immediately demanded some farms which they want to occupy ahead of the farming season.
President Mnangagwa on Saturday was in Marondera together with his deputy Vice President Constantino Chiwenga as the province held a special Provincial Coordinating Committee meeting.
The party’s Mashonaland East province’s youth league chairman Kelvin Mutsvairo said the mining handed by the President will be operational in two weeks, and farms must be availed tp the youths for their income generating programme and sustenance.
“We have mounted it (mining equipment) at Joyce Mine and in the next two weeks it will be operational,” he said.
Mutsvairo thanked the President for prioritising the youths in the allocation of land, but appealed for the speeding up of the processing of the paperwork so that they could get the farms.
“Chikomba District lands committee availed 35 agricultural plots, and five of these were given to the youths,” he said. “Goromonzi availed 61 plots ,and 20 were allocated to youths and Murehwa gave us 30 farms.
“We would also want to appreciate the efforts by our Minister of State for Mashonaland East Provincial Affairs and Devolution Senator Aplonia Munzverengwi and our provincial chairman Cde Joel Biggie Matiza to make sure that the youths get farms.
“We want to be on the land as soon as possible since the rainy season is upon us and we need to start farming.”
Mutsvairo said the youth league wanted a shop in the provincial capital for easy access to party regalia.
“Youths are now visible through the wearing of the party regalia,” Mutsvairo said. “We want a shop here so that our youths can easily access the regalia.” ■