Emganwini councillor vows to keep youth off the streets

By Mbekezeli Ncube

BULAWAYO’s Ward 26 (Emganwini) councillor, Mpumelelo Moyo has promised to create more life changing opportunities for the youth of his area to keep them busy and off the streets should he be voted to continue his duties come election time.

The country will hold its general elections on August 23 to elect the President, House of Assembly members as well as councillors.

Moyo is with the Nelson Chamisa led Citizens Coalition for Change opposition party.

In an interview, he said he would build a Centre for the youth, where they will be kept busy and learn courses which will go on to help them in life, rather than spending time engaging in drugs.

“We have land or can I say a site for a youth centre and these five years will give us an opportunity to construct and finish it so that our youth will be moved from the streets and learn different skills sets.

“Within this five year term, they will be trainings of hard skills such as building, sewing, welding, carpentry and also soft skills such as coding,” he said.

Moyo is not new to youth empowerment in August last year, he initiated the voter mobilization campaign for the youth in his ward by encouraging them to register to vote in return of offering them an opportunity to obtain a driver’s license free of charge.

Thirty youths benefited from that initiative.

He also said the entire community will benefit a lot during this five year term in office.

“The next five years will give me an opportunity to work with residents of Emganwini and construct the much needed and awaited community hall that we have been waiting for the past 28 years. I will also continue being a listening councillor, holding monthly feedback meetings as I have been doing. Prioritizing service delivery is my number one agenda, I promise that in Emganwini there won’t be any place known as a sewer hotspot,” said Moyo

On Mother’s Day this year, Moyo hosted a barbecue outing for all the mothers in his area.

Moyo was duly elected eMganwini councillor during last year’s March 26 by elections. 

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