Govt loses $80 000 as youth loan beneficiaries skip to SA


By Pamela Shumba

The majority of youths in Tsholotsho who received loans from the Government to start income generating projects skipped the country and headed to South Africa resulting in only $7 000 being repaid from the $87 000 that was disbursed.

Matabeleland North provincial head in the Ministry of Youth, Indigenisation and Economic Empowerment Mr Buthumuzi Ngwenya revealed this last Friday while making a presentation at a provincial advocacy meeting for HIV programming for displaced communities in Bulawayo.

The meeting, which was organised by the National Aids Council, was attended by heads of department from various ministries in an effort to counter other disasters that might affect the more than 800 flood victims accommodated at Sipepa Camp in Tsholotsho.

Mr Ngwenya said the problem of floods in Tsholotsho is part of a myriad of challenges that needed urgent attention in the district.

He said most of the youths who benefited from Kurera/Ukondla Youth Fund left for South Africa with the money.

“Floods are the least thing that the people in Tsholotsho needed because the district already has more problems than other districts. Out of the seven districts in the province, Tsholotsho was the worst in terms of repayment of the Youth Fund. The district received $87 000. Out of that money $80 000 disappeared. The youths were receiving $1 200 as individuals and most of them didn’t repay.

“They left for South Africa and used the money for their upkeep in the neighbouring country as they looked for jobs. It’s difficult to trace them,” said Mr Ngwenya.

He said 90 percent of the youths in Binga managed to pay back the money while other districts including Nkayi, Umguza, Hwange and Lupane also tried to pay back the loans.

Mr Ngwenya said it was difficult to use traditional leaders to trace the youths as some of the leaders also benefited from government funds but never paid back.

“Some of the chiefs are defaulters so it’s difficult to get assistance from them. We therefore need multi-sectoral programming that will help our youths focus on skills development and be able to be innovative and work without being pushed.

“Now that the floods have come and gone, we must not rest. We have to come up with measures that will make the people in Tsholotsho less vulnerable. They should be able to survive in whatever circumstances,” he said.

Mr Ngwenya said some youths in the area go to South Africa before they finish school, where they do menial jobs.

Vice President Phelekezela Mphoko is on record as urging young people to shun the habit of travelling to South Africa illegally, saying there was nothing for them but death in the neighbouring country.

VP Mphoko, who is also Zimbabwe’s former Ambassador to South Africa, said he was speaking from experience as he had come across cases of young boys and girls who left school and ended up being exploited to become sex slaves and homosexuals. The Chronicle

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  • tough luck

  • Then they accuse the same gvt of marginalising them..

    Ok

    • Thabathani

      The story is about the loans that were given to some youths. Do you mean if you get $1200 loan from the Government, then you are not marginalised?. Are you even sure that the loans were even given to the so called youth who then left for S.A.

  • its nothing compared to billions that vanished without a trace

  • Thats what happens if yu throw meat to the dogs to keep safe whilst a safety guard has nothing to do

  • Ibvapo iwe chenhamo chii chavangaita muzimbabwe kana wakazvitarisa muzimbabwe munorarama mapurisa mbavha hombe nemasoja ukati unohodha cabbage utengese mapurisa okuzvambura too much so ukuda kutiudzei iwe chemutengure

    • Baba Tencen

      These are 100% ZANU pf youthes…………

    • Taura hko iwe mbavha ava mapurisa namasoja

  • kkkkkk

  • Provide jobs. Thre r jobs in SA ndosaka vakaenda nemari. Kune mabasa ndokunoenda vanhu.

  • the last time i heard only 5% of that loan had been paid,are the tsholotsho youths the only ones who got these loans ,stop saying ,tsholotsho youths ,they are zim youths and all of them have not paid.

  • Kkkk they took the money to go and enjoy with women in SA pubs? Thats what happens when you just give money away to pple who dont deserve it. War vets bought dog food and cabbages for their cattle wen they got their $50k.
    When those youths were given the money, Important civil cervants were getting $200 salary per month. Instead of building confidence in the civil service by rewarding them in earnest you rather give idiots thousands of dollars. Useless leaders.

  • Mukango weToki

    I doubt many were even handed the amounts. Jonathan Moto connived and simply collated names of all youths in SA before pocketing the cash with his cronies.

  • kkkkkkj

  • Hahahaha yandispaka iyi

  • Chikiti

    No amount of money can help anyone in Zim as long as the Zanu pf curse is still there

  • I hope there is no tribalism in this. I have a friend who got this money and was advised by the responsible minister not pay back this money. He hails from Mashonaland central.

    • Govt loses $80 000 as youth loan beneficiaries skip to SA
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      By Pamela Shumba

      The majority of youths in Tsholotsho who received loans from the Government to start income generating projects skipped the country and headed to South Africa resulting in only $7 000 being repaid from the $87 000 that was disbursed.

      Matabeleland North provincial head in the Ministry of Youth, Indigenisation and Economic Empowerment Mr Buthumuzi Ngwenya revealed this last Friday while making a presentation at a provincial advocacy meeting for HIV programming for displaced communities in Bulawayo.

      The meeting, which was organised by the National Aids Council, was attended by heads of department from various ministries in an effort to counter other disasters that might affect the more than 800 flood victims accommodated at Sipepa Camp in Tsholotsho.

      Mr Ngwenya said the problem of floods in Tsholotsho is part of a myriad of challenges that needed urgent attention in the district.

      He said most of the youths who benefited from Kurera/Ukondla Youth Fund left for South Africa with the money.

      “Floods are the least thing that the people in Tsholotsho needed because the district already has more problems than other districts. Out of the seven districts in the province, Tsholotsho was the worst in terms of repayment of the Youth Fund. The district received $87 000. Out of that money $80 000 disappeared. The youths were receiving $1 200 as individuals and most of them didn’t repay.

      “They left for South Africa and used the money for their upkeep in the neighbouring country as they looked for jobs. It’s difficult to trace them,”� said Mr Ngwenya.

      He said 90 percent of the youths in Binga managed to pay back the money while other districts including Nkayi, Umguza, Hwange and Lupane also tried to pay back the loans.

      Mr Ngwenya said it was difficult to use traditional leaders to trace the youths as some of the leaders also benefited from government funds but never paid back.

      “Some of the chiefs are defaulters so it’s difficult to get assistance from them. We therefore need multi-sectoral programming that will help our youths focus on skills development and be able to be innovative and work without being pushed.

      “Now that the floods have come and gone, we must not rest. We have to come up with measures that will make the people in Tsholotsho less vulnerable. They should be able to survive in whatever circumstances,”� he said.

      Mr Ngwenya said some youths in the area go to South Africa before they finish school, where they do menial jobs.

      Vice President Phelekezela Mphoko is on record as urging young people to shun the habit of travelling to South Africa illegally, saying there was nothing for them but death in the neighbouring country.

      VP Mphoko, who is also Zimbabwe’s former Ambassador to South Africa, said he was speaking from experience as he had come across cases of young boys and girls who left school and ended up being exploited to become sex slaves and homosexuals. The Chronicle

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  • There not single person from Mashonaland central who paid back the money.

  • In which province do we have positive results? As far as I’m concerned nobody paid. Leave Tsholotsho alone and learn to unite all Zimbabweans for one cause. With this mentality Zimbabwe will continue to sink

    • Govt loses $80 000 as youth loan beneficiaries skip to SA
      Mar 20, 2017203083
      104 59 45 Share0 0
      By Pamela Shumba

      The majority of youths in Tsholotsho who received loans from the Government to start income generating projects skipped the country and headed to South Africa resulting in only $7 000 being repaid from the $87 000 that was disbursed.

      Matabeleland North provincial head in the Ministry of Youth, Indigenisation and Economic Empowerment Mr Buthumuzi Ngwenya revealed this last Friday while making a presentation at a provincial advocacy meeting for HIV programming for displaced communities in Bulawayo.

      The meeting, which was organised by the National Aids Council, was attended by heads of department from various ministries in an effort to counter other disasters that might affect the more than 800 flood victims accommodated at Sipepa Camp in Tsholotsho.

      Mr Ngwenya said the problem of floods in Tsholotsho is part of a myriad of challenges that needed urgent attention in the district.

      He said most of the youths who benefited from Kurera/Ukondla Youth Fund left for South Africa with the money.

      “Floods are the least thing that the people in Tsholotsho needed because the district already has more problems than other districts. Out of the seven districts in the province, Tsholotsho was the worst in terms of repayment of the Youth Fund. The district received $87 000. Out of that money $80 000 disappeared. The youths were receiving $1 200 as individuals and most of them didn’t repay.

      “They left for South Africa and used the money for their upkeep in the neighbouring country as they looked for jobs. It’s difficult to trace them,”� said Mr Ngwenya.

      He said 90 percent of the youths in Binga managed to pay back the money while other districts including Nkayi, Umguza, Hwange and Lupane also tried to pay back the loans.

      Mr Ngwenya said it was difficult to use traditional leaders to trace the youths as some of the leaders also benefited from government funds but never paid back.

      “Some of the chiefs are defaulters so it’s difficult to get assistance from them. We therefore need multi-sectoral programming that will help our youths focus on skills development and be able to be innovative and work without being pushed.

      “Now that the floods have come and gone, we must not rest. We have to come up with measures that will make the people in Tsholotsho less vulnerable. They should be able to survive in whatever circumstances,”� he said.

      Mr Ngwenya said some youths in the area go to South Africa before they finish school, where they do menial jobs.

      Vice President Phelekezela Mphoko is on record as urging young people to shun the habit of travelling to South Africa illegally, saying there was nothing for them but death in the neighbouring country.

      VP Mphoko, who is also Zimbabwe’s former Ambassador to South Africa, said he was speaking from experience as he had come across cases of young boys and girls who left school and ended up being exploited to become sex slaves and homosexuals. The Chronicle

  • This money needs serious auditing otherwise someone somewhere could have put this money to his or her better use only to soil the youths for taking the money that never was and skipping the border to south africa. We know these guys.

  • Y Tsholotsho alone do a research before you write dnt be biased

    • Govt loses $80 000 as youth loan beneficiaries skip to SA
      Mar 20, 2017203083
      104 59 45 Share0 0
      By Pamela Shumba

      The majority of youths in Tsholotsho who received loans from the Government to start income generating projects skipped the country and headed to South Africa resulting in only $7 000 being repaid from the $87 000 that was disbursed.

      Matabeleland North provincial head in the Ministry of Youth, Indigenisation and Economic Empowerment Mr Buthumuzi Ngwenya revealed this last Friday while making a presentation at a provincial advocacy meeting for HIV programming for displaced communities in Bulawayo.

      The meeting, which was organised by the National Aids Council, was attended by heads of department from various ministries in an effort to counter other disasters that might affect the more than 800 flood victims accommodated at Sipepa Camp in Tsholotsho.

      Mr Ngwenya said the problem of floods in Tsholotsho is part of a myriad of challenges that needed urgent attention in the district.

      He said most of the youths who benefited from Kurera/Ukondla Youth Fund left for South Africa with the money.

      “Floods are the least thing that the people in Tsholotsho needed because the district already has more problems than other districts. Out of the seven districts in the province, Tsholotsho was the worst in terms of repayment of the Youth Fund. The district received $87 000. Out of that money $80 000 disappeared. The youths were receiving $1 200 as individuals and most of them didn’t repay.

      “They left for South Africa and used the money for their upkeep in the neighbouring country as they looked for jobs. It’s difficult to trace them,”� said Mr Ngwenya.

      He said 90 percent of the youths in Binga managed to pay back the money while other districts including Nkayi, Umguza, Hwange and Lupane also tried to pay back the loans.

      Mr Ngwenya said it was difficult to use traditional leaders to trace the youths as some of the leaders also benefited from government funds but never paid back.

      “Some of the chiefs are defaulters so it’s difficult to get assistance from them. We therefore need multi-sectoral programming that will help our youths focus on skills development and be able to be innovative and work without being pushed.

      “Now that the floods have come and gone, we must not rest. We have to come up with measures that will make the people in Tsholotsho less vulnerable. They should be able to survive in whatever circumstances,”� he said.

      Mr Ngwenya said some youths in the area go to South Africa before they finish school, where they do menial jobs.

      Vice President Phelekezela Mphoko is on record as urging young people to shun the habit of travelling to South Africa illegally, saying there was nothing for them but death in the neighbouring country.

      VP Mphoko, who is also Zimbabwe’s former Ambassador to South Africa, said he was speaking from experience as he had come across cases of young boys and girls who left school and ended up being exploited to become sex slaves and homosexuals. The Chronicle

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    • Yah did they equip them on HW to use it.Also to be blamed

  • kkkkk ah well since u guys also eat money 15 bidza what do u expect povo to do they will also eat!

  • Because of regime, the only people make ends meet are politicians, Police officers & soldiers, those youths are 1000 percent correct

  • I would have done the same,
    Exactly what project can u come up with munyika yakabvisa brugwa kudaro.
    The government must fix the rotten economy first before they can talk of projects!
    Zvavari kuita izvi zvakafanana nekuzama kurapa siki nemapiritsi emusoro.

  • kkkk orega zvavo kutira mari dzakarasa muswe dzo kungonzi oii zvenyu apa vazhinji vacho vaiva marobbers futi kkkkkkk

  • Shame. That comes of politicising national issues. I bet they didnt vet these youths they just disbursed the loans on political grounds!!!

  • How did you manage to get the money,we have projects that need to be supported with money for those projects boost

  • I have a relative who got that loan… Guess what. Kkkkk he paid lobola in full and took the wife to Jozi…at least akaita zvinemsoro compared to our leaders. Lol

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