Saturday, September 18, 2021

ZYC, Zvishavane finally find common ground

ZYC patron Bigboy Murenga

Shumirai Zhou

ZVISHAVANE – The dispute between Zvishavane Youth Centre (ZYC) and the Zvishavane Town Council over ZYC’s current premises could soon be a thing of the past after council reportedly promised the organisation a permanent site to establish its own premises.
The organisation, since its inception in 2014, been housed at the council’s swimming premises and has vehemently resisted numerous eviction plans arguing that there was an oral agreement that council will first have to find a suitable alternative place for them.
ZYC patron Bigboy Murenga told TellZim News that Zvishavane Town Council director of housing Nhlanhla Ngwenya had visited them and applauded their work.
“The director of housing recently visited us and praised the work that we are doing in empowering the youth. He said he had not known that such developments were taking place in Zvishavane.
“He asked us to identify a place to establish a permanent site for the centre and promised that council will help to mobilise resources for the construction of a temporary structure for ZYC.
“We have so far found what we think is suitable land and we have informed them about it. They told us they will visit the place so we are still waiting for them,” said Murenga.
Efforts to get a comment from the council were unfruitful as Ngwenya’s mobile number was unreachable.local

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