4-H Zimbabwe Young Women in Agriculture Pfumvudza/ Intwasa Awards 2021 to be held at Bulilima District in Matebeleland South on the 5th of June.
4-H Zimbabwe Foundation communications officer – Michelle Ncube said: “As artistes have a large following, we’ll be working with Lorraine Guyo and Peter Moyo before roping in others from Matabeleland when we launch the campaign in that region.
“Our motive is to try by all means to enlighten youths on the importance of voting and making it clear to them that all this is possible if one has an ID or a valid passport. We want youths to strongly participate during the elections as they constitute about 68% of the country’s population. They deserve a chance to decide their future for themselves,” said Ncube.
“Voter registration following the 2018 harmonised elections has been worryingly low. If young people do not register to vote and participate in elections, their distinct interests are more likely to be ignored or neglected by policy-makers thus as 4-H Zimbabwe Foundation, we are therefore encouraging the youths to get their IDs and register now,” said Ncube.
4-H Zimbabwe is encouraging the youth to ensure they have their IDs or valid Passports in check so that they can be able to vote in the 2023 elections. National IDs as evidenced to be the only documents required for the pre-voting and voting processes, play a very significant role in the process.
This campaign by 4-H Zimbabwe came by after they tried examining reasons as to why the youth do not fully participate during the elections. The reason most of these youths don’t have IDs is because they have lost them , and don’t have any reason or motivation to get new ones. Whereas , some get comfortable using their birth certificates in places of their IDs even after they have turned 18 years.