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Jeffrey Muvundusi

The undeterred prevalence of Vuzi parties in the second largest city has jolted various stakeholders,including resident ,the Bulawayo City into action.The event which is the first of its own dubbed Vuzu Enquiry Stakeholders Engagement Forum,has been slated for the Large City Hall today.Vuzu parties have in the past few years become a mainstay of Bulawayo where mostly school-going teenagers have been staying in illicit drug abuse and unsafe sexual activities,therefore stakeholders have partnered to end the scourge which has become a cause of concern in Bulawayo. “vuzu parties have become a threat to the future of the city as the growing trend has the potential of robbing the city of a whole generation of youths.One of the coordinators Emmanuel Ndlovu told the Daily News that collective action and responsibility has been identified as the best solution to deal with the situation.He also added that the Bulawayo Progressive Residents Association (Bpra),Junior Chamber Council International Better Men Foundation among others have taken the initiative to host a multi-stakeholders engagement forum which will bring together various stakeholders in the city including the youths in a bid to unearth the root cause of the Vuzu culture, how best to deal with it and how we can protect the future of the city and it’s dignity.