Why Zimbabwe needs and is ripe for Biometric Voter Registration

Abstract The lack of an efficient, trusted and credible voters’ roll has given rise to the arguments that the registration system has compromised Zimbabwe’s electoral processes therefore resulting in the electoral commission shifting to biometric voter registration in an effort to curb claims of a bloated roll, multiple voting claims and do away with the…

WE CAN’T TAKE THIS ANYMORE!!!!!!

On the 30th of November 2016, the Pacesetters Youth Network (PYN) together with the following citizens and organizations, is pained to bring to your attention that Simbarashe Munakamwe, a serial murderer, stabbed Mai Love (his wife) 16 times. The gruesome incident happened on the 26th of November in Mhondoro-Mubaira under Chief Nyamweda. Simbarashe is on…

Disturbed by violence in Norton

Pacesetters Youth Network calls on candidates and parties contesting the by-election to restrain their supporters to prevent the escalation of violence.

The Slow Genocide in Harare

During the last four weeks, we have noted clean water gushing out from the middle of a public road opposite Mupedzanhamo Flea Market in Harare. It is indeed saddening that such investment by the City from Rate payer’s money is not considered important and thus can be left for such a long time. We are…

Obstacles to Successful Youth Participation in Community Development

Despite the influences and motivations, significant obstacles exist that inhibit, andoften discourage youth participation in community development projects which Felix(2003) in his own view identified as challenges to youth involvement in communities.These include: 1.Lack of communication and awareness of opportunities; 2.Turf issues among organizations competing for youth participants; 3.Youth fears of speaking out; 4.Lack of…

HIV/AIDS Testing for School Children in Dzivarasekwa

Press Statement for Immediate Release 18/04/2016 15:55 PM Pacesetters Youth Network is troubled by the claims and reports of some primary schools in Dzivarasekwa Harare in collaboration with a local organization and a health institution to undertake HIV/AIDS testing to primary school children who are at most below the age of 16. We note the…

El nino induced drought: The alternative is there but!!!

KAROI — Hurungwe is among Zimbabwe’s farming districts with potential to reverse the country’s worsening food security situation. The district, covering 19 678,34 square kilometres, is Zimbabwe’s second largest district surrounded by four of the country’s 63 districts namely Guruve, Makonde, Gokwe and Nyaminyami. With eight traditional chiefs, namely Kazangarare, Chundu, Nematombo, Chanetsa, Nyamhunga, Mjinga,…

Promoting Peer engagement through Sports

Sports are known for their competitiveness and the results being Win/Lose. We have seen the flip side of sports! Sports among young people within the same community promotes contact-engagement which is critical if young people are to jointly tackle everyday life challenges. The picture below shows young people in Mbare at Stodart playing basket ball….

National Pledge- The Outcry

Much Ado about Nothing            to > Dr Dokora Minister of Primary and Secondary Education Some of the classrooms in Hurungwe, Mash East and other districts across the country, pupils are learning in tobacco bans     There are so many things of paramount importance to be improved and developed in the education sector. Why prioritizing…

What constitute Independence

Young people being able to express themselves in all spheres of life be it in business, sports, farming,education etc. The concept eliminates discrimination and provides opportunities for people to explore, visualize and translate the visions into live-able reality were you enjoy benefits of your ideas and hard work. My mini thoughts, whats your take young…