Zimbabwe’s ruling party, ZANU-PF, has presented a copy of its manifesto to its counterpart, the Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) in Maun on Saturday during the party’s 51st annual national congress.
The manifesto and youth policy, which were compiled on a Compact Disk (CD) was presented by Zimbabwean Minister for Women Affairs, Olivia Nyembezi Muchena, and was received by BDP lawyer, Parks Tafa.
In an interview after the just ended national elective congress, Tafa paid tribute to ZANU PF for presenting a copy of its manifesto and youth policy to the BDP.
“The manifesto is accompanied with their national youth policy. This is a gesture from them at a time when they are preparing to go for the general elections. It’s good that we should have a copy from their youth policy and manifesto that we could learn a thing or two from them,” said Tafa.
He added: “I’m sure that there are things or programs that will be beneficial to us.”┬á
While he acknowledged that the BDP and ZANU PF could be parties with what he called different dynamics, Tafa said, “But we appreciate the gesture and we can learn a lot from ZANU PF.”
Tafa also emphasized that as the leader of the BDP they would assess the Zimbabwe youth policy and see how challenges facing the youth could be addressed.
“It is a voluminous document.
It could not have come at a better time, especially when our youth are facing a lot of challenges. We will study it and see what we can learn from them,” he said.