By Margaret Kamba
In a move aimed at involving the young people in the fight against the legally imposed sanctions, the theme for this year's Anti-sanctions Day centers on harnessing the participation of youths in addressing the sanctions agenda.
Many youths are currently involved in various money making ventures among them agriculture, mining, tourism and other sectors of the economy.
Many also are coming up with great innovations aimed at providing solutions to the problems currently bedeviling the country. Education 5.0 adopted by the country is yielding great results along with other policies being implemented by the Second Republic in order to grow the economy.
Giving her brief during Cabinet this week, Minister of Defence as the Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, Honourable O.C.Z. Muchinguri-Kashiri said this year’s celebrations will be under the theme “Harnessing the Youth for Accelerated Socio-Economic Development in the Fight Against Sanctions”.
The brief noted that the "theme recognizes the youth’s resilience, courage, fortitude and unflinching determination in the face of illegal sanctions."
It added that "the youth have heeded His Excellency, the President’s clarion call that “Nyika inovakwa nevene vayo, ilizwe lakhiwa ngabanikazi balo” and are playing a significant role in the development of the country."
His Excellency, the President, is expected to deliver a televised keynote address to mark the Anti-Sanctions Day. The address will be distributed on all social media platforms, targeting the youth to enhance awareness of the negative impact of sanctions.
There will also be short and brief anti-sanctions marches within school premises and around work-stations for government workers. An Anti-Sanctions Musical Show will also be held.