Zimbabwe's AAF Takes Empowerment Message to Facebook

Below is an article from our Affirmative Action Media Monitoring Project. These articles represent a wide variety of views. These views do not necessarily represent the views of AAPF but instead are intended to provide you with an overview of the current affirmative action debate.

May 20, 2011

Zimbabwe’s leading economic empowerment lobby Group the Affirmative Action Group has taken to the popular social networking site FACEBOOK to build up its membership and spread the Economic empowerment agenda. The AAG Secretary General Mr Tafadzwa Musarara confirmed the development and added that the AAG was on expansionary phase also aimed at encouraging Zimbabweans in the Diaspora to participate in rebuilding the Economy.

The lobby Group’s page lists Phillip Chiyangwa,Saviour Kasukuwere, Strive Masiyiwa, Peter Pamire as being among the founders the group which now has membership of more than 100,000 Zimbabweans. The latest social media forays are aimed at increasing the Group’s membership beyond Zimbabwe and strengthen its brand as a leading voice to level the economic playing field.

Affirmative has been used the world over to correct historical imbalances on economic and financial opportunities in many countries including USA,Brazil ,India etc.Affirmative Action refers to positive steps aimed at increasing the inclusion of historically excluded groups in employment, education and business.

Affirmative Action Group Zimbabwe seeks to attain the broad based black economic empowerment of the indiginous Zimbabweans in the areas of education , employment and business.

Affirmative Action refers to positive steps aimed at increasing the inclusion of historically excluded groups in employment, education and business. Such steps are not designed to offer preferential treatment to, or exclude from participation, any group. To the contrary, Affirmative Action policies are intended to promote access for the traditionally underrepresented through heightened outreach and efforts at inclusion.

The AAG’s stated mission is to be the Vanguard of broad black economic empowerment in Zimbabwe.

The current Executive led by Supa Mandiwanzira and Tafadzwa Musarara made a historic presentation at the Jerusalem plenary session which discussed the Kimberly Process admission of Zimbabwe’s diamonds late last year.

Posted on http://www.zimdaily.com

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