A member of the ZANU PF Bulawayo provincial youth league, Ryan Mpofu has insinuated that the $17 million COVID-19 relief fund the government disbursed to cushion youths affected by the coronavirus lockdown has been converted into loans.
Mpofu who is the youth league vice-chairman for Bulawayo’s Mqamulazwe district complained over the terms and conditions set for one to access the funds. Speaking to NewsDay, He said:
Being Zanu PF does not mean I have to agree with something that is wrong. One should have a conscience and do the right thing.
We should not agree for the people who are doing it but do things in a proper way. The relief fund is for youths and is non-partisan.
But what is happening is that there are stringent conditions that have been put for one to access the funds.