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Minority inclusion remains Govt priority


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President Emmerson Mnangagwa says Zimbabwe has come up with a wide range of measures to ensure inclusion of minorities in all facets of the socio-economic fabric of society as part of development that leaves no one and no place behind. 

In his address at the commemoration of the Adoption of the Declaration on the Rights of Persons belonging to national or ethnic, religious and linguistic minorities at the United Nations headquarters in New York this Wednesday, President Mnangagwa said deliberate policy measures such as devolution, and the adoption of a constitution that recognises 16 official languages, demonstrate his administration’s respect for the rights of minorities. 

Adopted by consensus in 1992, the purpose of the United Nations minorities declaration is the promotion and protection of the rights of persons belonging to minorities and in Zimbabwe, The President said minority languages have been adopted as mediums of communication at learning institutions.

He added that his government is determined to increase competency among teachers to enable them to teach both those in the minority and majority.