Junior President of Zimbabwe Mukudzeiishe Madzivire recently met with the Harare City Junior Council to explore ways to work together to advance the cause of children.
Junior President Madzivire who was accompanied by Junior Speaker of Parliament Honourable Christopher Mutasa met with the Junior Mayor of Harare, Her Worship Laura Farirai at Town House.
The Junior Parliament delegation came to engage and strengthen bilateral relations between the two child led organisations and to discuss the possibilities of them working together on a joint project in the near future.
The Harare City Junior Chief of Committees Clerk Leo Mangena said they have come up with a project called State of the Nation which will see Junior Parliament collaborating with the Harare City Junior Council.
“The State of the Nation conference or diner will see us inviting His Excellency the President of Zimbabwe, His Worship the Mayor of Harare, Ministers and other important dignitaries to come together under one roof to deliberate and address issues affecting children in Zimbabwe. Proceeds from the conference or diner will be channelled towards underprivileged children in Zimbabwe,” said Leo Mangena.
“The other project is a Child Rights Awareness Conference where we will invite local and international organisations that deal with children to come and present on topical issues as we celebrate and advocate for improvement of lives for every child,” he added.
Child Speaker of Parliament Christopher Mutasa said the two projects will help them cement the relationship between junior parliamentarians and Harare City Junior councillors.
“The two projects can help us mend the relationship between us and we can try to find solutions on how we can work together going forward,” he said
The Junior Mayor Laura Farirai weighed in saying there is now need for the two child led organisations to craft a Memorandum of Understanding as well as a Memorandum of Agreement to set the tone and put everything into perspective.
The Child President Madzivire suggested that the funds to be generated from these projects could be used to build four school blocks in Chimanimani where cyclone Idai destroyed schools and other infrastructure.