RE-ELECTION FOR THE ZIMBABWE YOUTH COUNCIL BOARD MEMBERSHIP

The Ministry of Youth, Indigenisation and Economic Empowerment with Zimbabwe Youth Council will on the 29th of July 2016 host a re-election of Zimbabwe Youth Council Board at the Ministry’s Boardroom (Mukwati Building).

The re-election comes after recommendations that The Zimbabwe Youth Council previously elected members were not constitutionally constituted in terms of gender balance as cited in section 17 of the Constitution.

To kick start the process Zimbabwe Youth Council is calling upon National Compliant registered youth associations to submit one nominee eligible for election. This nominee can either be from your organisation or a member of another National Youth Association of their choice. We encourage youth associations to nominate female members. The nominated candidates’ name should be sent to the Zimbabwe Youth Council on your organisations’ official letterhead accompanied by their Curriculum Vitae

The election will be by way of popular vote, with each National Youth Association being given one vote at the elective meeting.The candidates will be presented to the voters and their profiles read out. Casting of the ballot box then follows with one representative of each National Youth Association casting a ballot on behalf of their organization. Please note that membership to the Zimbabwe Youth Council is for National Compliant Youth Associations, not individuals. Further note that subject to the direction of the Minister responsible for youth, a member of the Council shall hold office for a period of three years. This is in line with section 3C of ZYC Act. Candidates should be aged between 18-35 years in line with the National Youth Policy.

The Ministry of Youth Indigenisation and Economic Empowerment will reserve the right to disqualify candidates who do not meet the above mentioned criteria

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ZYC PR Department

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