Organisations: Zimbabwe Civil Liberties and Drug Network, FACT Mutare
There was a gathering in Mutare, Zimbabwe`s fourth largest city. The day was punctuated by speeches, music and poems to commemorate the day. Drug users gave testimonies and the Minister of State for Manicaland Province addressed the gathering. Other speakers came from Ministry of Health, Education and Youth in Zimbabwe. Host a musical event in partnership with other key population groups in Zimbabwe on the day. On the day, an established musician who supports drug policy reform in Zimbabwe shall be the main act whilst up and coming artists will be involved in a lyrics contest on drug policy reform. After the musical show we will have a keynote address followed by testimonies and a government minister outlining the government’s position. This event shall be mainly targeted on the youth in a community where there is rampant drug use. Officials from the National Aids Council and the Ministry of Health in Zimbabwe will be invited to give a prepared speech from ZCLDN on what the government should do in terms of drug policy reform.
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