Border Gezi Youth service programme re-established

Cabinet yesterday approved the re-establishment of the Border Gezi National Youth Service Training Programme after it was suspended in 2018.

The approval followed proposals presented to Cabinet by the Minister of Youth, Sport, Arts and Recreation, Kirsty Coventry after consultations between her ministry and that of Defence and War Veterans Affairs.

Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services Minister, Monica Mutsvangwa said the programme was an important youth development initiative crucial in nurturing young people into becoming responsible and resilient citizens with a clear sense of national identity and respect for national values.

The revamping of the programme has been criticised by many people on social media below are some of the comments.

Nancy Njenge said the same program being revamped was condemned in 2018 for gross human rights violations, “On top of bad governance our ignorance is killing us as young people”.

Wellence Mujuru said: “Border Gezi youth program is back 2023 will be something else”.

Job Sikhala said “lure innocent youths by promising them jobs in the army, police, zpcs, and being a nurse etc but be a merchant of violence first. Be a border gezi first”.