In another acerbic statement, ZYAP tore into Empowerment minister Patrick Zhuwao, Local Government minister Saviour Kasukuwere and Higher Education minister Jonathan Moyo, alleging they were fomenting divisions in the party through a variety of actions.
ZYAP spokesperson Rodney Lunga said they were not against government policies but were seeking clarity on how the previous youth development fund was run, as the war in the troubled ruling party persists. The government has admitted that the disbursement of the $10 million youth development fund was riddled with corruption and irregularities, resulting in the majority of youths failing to access the loans.
The fund was introduced by the government more than four years ago as a revolving fund to provide financial assistance for income generating projects for youths below the age of 35 as part of the government’s indigenisation and economic empowerment programme. Yet some people over 35 years, some of them MPs, benefited from the programme at the expense of deserving youths. ZYAP said Cabinet ministers must stop acting like they are the only people entitled to benefit from the country’s wealth.
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