ZEWU members during the clean-up campaign
MASVINGO – The Zimbabwe Energy Workers Union (ZEWU) Masvingo chapter celebrated its belated International Youth Day for the year 2017 last week under the theme "Challenging Youth to Prepare Their Future for Development and Sustainability".
The union, which deals with the interests of employees in the energy sector through representation and advocacy against unfair labour practices, started the celebrations with a clean-up campaign in town.
City of Masvingo Deputy Mayor James Chiwara who came on behalf of Mayor Hubert Fidze, thanked ZEWU for understanding the importance of a clean city.
"Of course Masvingo is one of the cleanest cities in Zimbabwe so I am very pleased by this clean-up campaign. It has opened opportunities between us as stakeholders to work together and open doors for each other," said Chiwara.
The celebrations ended at Masvingo Sports Club where ZEWU national youth chairperson for Christian Ranji encouraged all young people to be united and embrace Information Communication Technology (ICT) and educate themselves on their rights.
"Let's put our political differences aside and work together as youths. I encourage youths to embrace ICT and social media to educate other youths to be involved in unions and help each other know our rights as young people and employees," said Ranji.local