commemorations. The celebrations are set to draw youths from across Zimbabwe who will be celebrating the life and achievements of one of the most revered sons, heroes and nationalists. The event is in honour of President Mugabe who was born on February 21, 1924.
Mashonaland Central Governor and Resident Minister Martin Dinha yesterday said all was in place for the event.
“The mood is high. We are expecting 10 000 to 15 000 people to come and join the celebrations because the food is going to be plenty and there is also going to be an entertainment galore,” he said.
Governor Dinha said the province felt honoured to host such a big event and preparations had gone according to plan.
“We are ready for this momentous occasion and we are expecting many foreign delegates to be present,” he said.
Revolutionary parties in the Sadc region would be represented.
Governor Dinha said Bindura hosted the first celebrations of the 21st February Movement in 1989 and he was happy that the celebrations are taking place in his province.
“We pioneered the programme and we are very happy that history has repeated itself.”
Zanu-PF Mashonaland Central provincial chairman Cde Dickson Mafios expressed satisfaction at President Mugabe’s efforts in ensuring that the youths are economically empowered.
“We want to thank President Mugabe for ensuring that Zimbabweans are economically empowered especially the youths who today are employed,” he said.
Members of the Zimbabwe Youth Council, IDBZ and CBZ accompanied Governor Dinha, Transport, Communication and Infrastructural Development Minister Nicholas Goche during the tour of projects by youths who benefited from the indigenisation and economic empowerment programmes in Bindura.