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by ZIYA on upcoming elections
Zimbabwe Youth in Alliance (ZIYA)
May 01, 2012
in Alliance (ZIYA) is now geared up for the upcoming elections having
been refueled through a strong mandate by the youths of Zimbabwe
who have decided to vote themselves into power and abandon voting
for political parties and leaders that quickly abandon them soon
after they assume power - MDC being the closest epitomic example.
In a landmark development that will turn the tables around in the
Zimbabwean political market where all other parties are also targeting
the same youths who constitute the biggest percentage of voters
in the country ZIYA is now putting National structures for leadership
and candidates in all parliamentary and senatorial constituencies.
The Youths of
Zimbabwe have realised it the hard way that the only way they can
participate in the mainstream politics can never be through other
political parties that have demonstrated over the years that they
are not interested in leadership regeneration. And the youths have
further established that the only way to benefit from empowerment
programmes one needs political will and connections. ZIYA which
is under the leadership of founding President Moses Mutyasira, Norman
Mbanje (Secretary General) and Stanley 'Nhamodzenyika' Makombe (National
Chairman) is currently consolidating its full executive members
drawing from all youths institutions in all provinces who shall
be announced in due course.
ZIYA shall is
guided by home grown, reconciliatory, nationalistic and Pan-African
political values to empower the youths through a political muscle
to benefit from Land Reform and Indigenisation of Zimbabwean resources
through government policy. We respect our history founded on the
liberation struggle that gave birth to our independence in 1980.
And as sons and daughters of war veterans that shade blood to deliver
freedom we still enjoy today we shall not forget that it was through
that sacrifice that espouse our peace and tranquility today.
With so much
that has happened in between independence and now, as a Youth driven
party we are insightful of the fact that it is key to ensure the
continuous existence of freedom in order to achieve the economic
freedom, justice and democracy that we seek to champion for our
self and all Zimbabweans. We shall at all cost defend our sovereignty
from any detractors, neo-liberal, reactionary and imperialist forces
that may seek to reverse the gains of our independence and our peace.
And to buttress this strategy our party shall have a Military Youth
Wing upon which the Youths will all enroll for the current government's
youth training programmes annually. We strongly believe that its
possible to be a great political party at the same time showing
respect to friends and enemies alike can get us a long way and that
nothing beats this combination. We shall exercise reconciliation
and generosity with pragmatism while finding common ground between
humanity's higher values and the party's aspirations to power.
Key among our
election policies include fighting for economic freedom for all
Zimbabweans while targeting the Youths against the background of
the current 90% unemployment indeginisation and economic empowerment
program, afford the youths to participate in running government
through a quota system that shall allow only those aged below 30
years to occupy all deputy party and government positions, afford
equal opportunity of land ownership by all Zimbabweans as their
right irrespective of political affiliation, aim to resuscitation
manufacturing sector to curtail unemployment while boosting foreign
currency generation, focus on managing key fundamental economic
factors to make Zimbabweans largely of middle class citizens, influence
pro-business policy enactment framework in government and attract
investment, separate the judiciary and the executive powers to influence
the rule of law, put stiff penalty for those found guilty of corruption,
put mechanisms to bring back our Zim dollar currency, capacitate
the agriculture sector by establishing a land bank to fund commercial
farming, promote road, water, energy and shopping malls infrastructure
development and maintenance, change the education system to compliment
the entrepreneurial government policy, among some of them. The full
policy blue print will be availed to the media soon.
As a young party
for the youths we have realised that empowering ourselves with political
power is the only 'Value Addition' that is relevant to our disposal.
We have to take it upon ourselves to represent our interest as we
are naturally concerned about the next generation as we still have
long life ahead of us as compared to traditional politicians who
are only concerned about the next election.
We are open
to work with all youths and youth organisations who can join us
as alliances including those in the Diaspora. As a united Youth
party we are poised to become the main political party in Zimbabwe
owing to our numbers, drive and aspirations.
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