By ZBC reporter
THE Minister of Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services, Monica Mutsvangwa has implored women in influential positions to uplift the lives of other women especially those in rural areas and mentor the next generation of leaders.
Several women in positions of influence this Friday met with the Minister of Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services, Senator Monica Mutsvangwa in Harare where they shared life experiences and how best women can take advantage of their constitutional rights ahead of the International Women’s Day set for this Sunday.
Two influential women; Gloria Zvaravanhu who is the Chief Executive of the Institute of Chartered Accountants (ICAZ) and Co-Founder of Africa Families firm, Tsitsi Mutendi concurred that it is high time every successful woman takes time to elevate other women as the country celebrates the special day for women.
“We all come from different backgrounds to be in these top positions. We should learn to invest in other women. Let every influential women send an elevator to pick others who are down, that way we will succeed and make an impact as women,” Mutendi said.
The two women’s sentiments were buttressed by Minister Mutsvangwa who implored women to take advantage of the constitution which stipulates a 50-50 proportional representation for women in leadership positions.
“It all started long back when the late Mbuya Nehanda fought side by side with men during the liberation struggle. And now the new dispensation led by President Emmerson Mnangagwa has done well to promote women in ministerial positions, so as we celebrate the International Women’s Day on the 8th this Sunday, let’s not forget to lift the other colleagues especially women in rural areas and mentor the next generation of leaders,” said Minister Mutsvangwa.
This year’s Women’s Day celebrations will run under the theme: Generating Equality: Realising Women’s Rights.
By ZBC reporter