Religious organisations benefit from empowerment programmes

By Peter Chivhima

The ZANU PF Women’s League has shifted focus to religious organisations in its empowerment programmes for women to contribute meaningfully to the vision of an empowered upper middle-income society by the year 2030.

As the Second Republic forges ahead with the mantra of living no one and no place behind in terms of development, the ZANU PF Women’s League descended on Chitungwiza this Sunday for its women empowerment programme.

The Women’s League met members of the Johane Masowe Wechishanu Juranifiri santa sect, once led by the late Madzibaba Nzira.

The women were taken through an intensive training programme for manufacturing home products including detergents and floor polish.

“We are grateful because now we can make soap and other products for our children,” a member of the church said.

Another noted, “We are very happy with the programme we are having today. It’s good and this will go a long way in reducing conflicts in our homes.”

ZANU PF Politburo Member, Senator Omega Hungwe and the party’s Provincial Chairperson for the Women’s League in Harare Province, Cde Ratidzo Mukarati encouraged women to embrace the ruling party’s people-centred development programmes.

Said Cde Hungwe, “As the Women’s League we encouraging women to come up with income generating projects so that they can complement their husbands. Also, today we are encouraging them to vote for President Emmerson Mnangagwa come 2023. Look at what our President is doing – all the roads are now in good shape because of the Second Republic. This comes after the roads were last rehabilitated in 1999.”

“We are encouraging our women to be self-reliant,” Cde Mukarati said.

The women empowerment programmes are apolitical benefiting all regardless of political affiliation which dovetails with President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s vision of leaving no one and no place behind in the country’s development matrix.