The Minister of Youth, Sports, and Recreation, Kirsty Coventry, has appointed Maud Chifamba to the Zimbabwe Youth Council Board.
Maud Chifamba first made headlines in 2012 when she enrolled with the University of Zimbabwe at the age of 14 to become the youngest person to have enrolled with a University in the Southern African country.
She studied Accounting at Bachelors’ Degree Level and went on to Masters with the same institution. Speaking on her appointment to the Zimbabwe Youth Council Board, Maud Chifamba said:
Very exciting News.
So excited to let you know that effective last week, I was appointed by the Minister of Youth, the Honorable Kirsty Coventry to the Zimbabwe Youth Council Board. Established by an act of parliament, one of the key mandates of the Zimbabwe Youth Council is to advise government on the needs of the youth. It is such an honor to be appointed to make an impact at such a national level. As someone mentioned “Young people do not need handouts, we need to be included in the places decisions are made for us”. I trust the seven fellow appointees, to carry forward the mandate for the youth.
Head over to the Zimbabwe Youth Council page to learn more about the board and the initiatives we will be working on, including the Youth Business Forum lined up for this Saturday. Get Involved, make your mark.
A statement that announced Maud Chifamba’s Appointment reads in part:
1 I am pleased that the process to have the Zimbabwe Youth Council Board is finally underway and the eight members of the 15 will be announced today on this platform These members are being instituted in terms of Section 38 (1) (a) and (b) (I) of the Zimbabwe Youth Council Act Chapter 25:19 (as amended in 1997).
2 Accordingly, the members duly appointed to the Council Board are:
- 2.1 Ms Chiedza Juru
- 2 2 Ms Maud Chifamba
2 3 Mr Jasper Mangwana
- 2.4 Mr Aaron Donenga
- 2 5 Mr Simbarashe Gwenb
- 2 6 Mr Krishan Patel
- 2 7 Mr Brian Sithote and
- 2 8 Mr Saberstian Sibanda
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