Women have been commended for embracing government’s Pfumvudza /Intwasa programme, a strategy aimed at achieving national food security.
Speaking at a tour of the Mother and Child Community Garden Project in Bulawayo this Saturday, Women Affairs, Community and Small and Medium Enterprises Development Minister Dr Sithembiso Nyoni applauded women for embracing the Pfumvudza/ Intwasa concept.
“I am very happy with the work that has been done by these women. What is good is that they were given the seed by the First Lady and worked hard to make sure their project becomes a success,” the minister said.
Senator Molly Mpofu, who is the brains behind the project, praised the First Lady Amai Auxillia Mnangagwa for her dedication to empowering the vulnerable throughout the country after donating seed and fertiliser to the initiative.
“We are very happy with the supporting were getting from our women leadership, especially the First Lady,” she said.
The 1.7-hectare garden is divided into 24 plots, and members comprise widows, child-headed families and people with disabilities.