Mnangagwa to open 24th session of Child Parliament

HARARE - Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa will today officially open the 24th Session of the Child Parliament.

Mnangagwa will be accompanied by his fellow VP and Reconciliation and National Healing minister Phelekezela Mphoko.

The Zimbabwe Youth Council will coordinate and oversee the operation of the Junior Parliament, which serves as a leadership development and advocacy arm on children’s rights and also seeks to facilitate participation of youths in governance issues.

The recently-elected Child President Tinaye Mbavari will inspect the Junior National Guard before chairing a joint session of the lower and upper house that will sit in the National Assembly.

The Zimbabwe Child Parliament, which mirrors the national Parliament setup where every constituency in the country has a child parliamentarian representative, was established in 1991 as a way of commemorating the Day of the African Child on June 16, each year.

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