Bulawayo stakeholders came together in a bid to eradicate the scourge of sexual and drug abuse by youths in the city.
This follows a police ban on Vuzu parties where teenagers are suspected of abusing illegal drugs and engaging in illicit sex.
The Bulawayo Progressive Residents Association (BPRA) on Friday organised an #AntiVuzu stakeholders’ meeting at City Presbyterian Church.
One of the speakers at the event, Thamsanqa Ndlovu, chairman of Parents Youths Association of Zimbabwe, said:
The city council, through its housing and community services department, made a policy document on February 9, 2012, named the Sustainable Economic Development Initiative and is meant to benefit youths.
As parents, we need to implement the document to alleviate the scourge of drug and sexual abuse among youths.
We need to engage the youth and find ways of modernising Youth Centres so that they meet their needs.
Members of Parliament must also be put to task because the country’s constitution has provisions for reasonable measures and affirmative action that should be taken to deal with the youth.