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GOKWE Nembudziya MP, Justice Mayor Wadyajena, has lambasted government ministers for leaving out youths when they appointed board members for state enterprises.

Wadyajena chairperson of the Parliamentary portfolio committee on youth and indigenisation made the remarks while addressing a recent youth expo in Harare.

“As youths it is your right to be appointed (to these boards) not what is happening now,” Wadyajena said in reference to appointments of Zanu PF MPs who lost elections to jobs in state-run companies.

Energy minister, Dzikamai Mavhaire, recently appointed Herbert Murerwa, who has been battling poor health, chairman of a new Zesa Holdings board which also includes Zanu PF’s director for economic affairs, Nyasha Mandeya.

President Robert Mugabe’s nephew and former Zvimba East MP, Patrick Zhuwawo, is the new deputy chairperson of the Zimbabwe Power Company (ZPC) board which also includes former Chirumanzu-Kwekwe-Silobela Senator, Clarissa Vongai Muchengeti, an ex-teacher in Kwekwe.

Wadyajena also warned youths against being used by foreign companies trying to avoid compliance with the country’s empowerment legislation.

“The issue of youths being used as fronts by foreign companies evading complying with the indigenisation law is our major worry as a committee,” he said.

“We have reserved sectors under the law but we have youths who agree to be used as fronts, this is something that we as youths must be cognisant of.”

Since joining Parliament, Wadyajena has rattled Zanu PF bigwigs with former Indigenisation minister, Saviour Kasukuwere being a particular target of the youthful legislator.

Source : New Zimbabwe