2022 -23 junior council selected
The City of Masvingo conducted the selection of junior councillors under the theme, ‘celebrating a decade of advocating for child participation and service delivery.’ The selection was carried out on May 24, 2022 in in the Civic Center hall whereby 56 participants drawn from local schools each got an opportunity to make a presentation.
The schools which participated in the selection include, Ndarama high school, Mucheke high school, Victoria high school, Masvingo day school, Rujeko secondary school, Masvingo Christian College, Vision Academy, Shining Star, Shingirirai College, Able God College and Barynel College. The selection was coordinated by Masvingo city’s Junior Council Focal person Mrs Mukosera who is also the Human Resources Officer for Masvingo city council.
District Schools inspector Ms Maputsa, Head In Charge of Masvingo province in the National Association of Secondary School Heads, Mrs A Mashasha was the guest of honor and the Ministry of youth represented by Mr M Dube also attended the event.
The overall number of students who participated in the first round on public speaking were 56 and 30 students who scored highest percentages were selected to go for the second round. The second round was a one minute impromptu presentation on governance and 15 students were selected.
The students who were chosen to represent respective wards are, Magaya Linton (Shingirirai college) ward 1, Mutimiri Wiseman (Mucheke high school) ward 2, Hlupo Amon (Masvingo christian college) ward 3, Makani Tinotenda (Victoria high school) ward 4, Vakirai Mitchell (Masvingo christian college) ward 5, Ruzive Anesu ( Ndarama high school) ward 6, Masendeke Rachel (Vision academy) ward 7, Kaliboni Nicol (Rujeko secondary) ward 8, Mazumba Natasha ( Ndarama high school) ward 9 and Shuro Prince ( Victoria high school) ward10.
The other 5 students who were selected for managerial post were, Magara Tadiwa (Victoria high school), Mubhenji Sheron (Vision academy), Svosve Ariana ( Masvingo christian college), Muchemwa Leonard ( Mucheke high school) and Tavaya David (Able God collage). The term of office for the newly elected junior councillors is from 2022 up to 2023.
Senior Councillor Manyanga for ward 10, who is also the patron for the junior councillors congratulated the students who managed to be part of the junior council and also gave the vote of thanks.