By Courage Bushe
THE Zanu PF Women’s League continues with its empowerment drive in marginalised areas with the Gokwe community being the latest to benefit.
Beneficiaries of the programme are aware of the opportunities that will be unlocked by the empowerment initiative.
“We are very happy because of this program. We sorely depended on our husbands for everything in our households. However, this initiative has come at such a right time that we are now able to take care of our families, sending kids to school and the likes,” said a community member.
Another beneficiary said, “I am happy about the programme today I’m going to empower others and start my own business.”
The ZANU PF Women’s League leadership weighed in, urging the beneficiaries of the training programme to be torch-bearers and take charge of community development.
“My message to all the women who graduated today is that this must not end here. These certificates are just papers but they need to go out there and work. They must indeed teach others who could not make it. This will ensure that everyone benefits from the program that the first lady introduced,” said Tsitsi Zhou, ZANU PF Midlands province Chairwoman.
Deputy Secretary for Environment and Tourism National Executive,Violet Nhari said, “These programmes are good and designed to empower women who don’t have much money, for example products such as dish washers and sanitizers only need very small amounts of capital. Some women have been struggling in business because we have been running after big projects that ended up giving us problems.”
Over 200 women from Gokwe were presented with certificates after undergoing training in the production of washing powder, petroleum jelly, soap and detergents.