By Kenias Chivuzhe
The drive to promote women empowerment is gaining traction with Manicaland province successfully launching the Young Women for Economic Development programme in Mutare this Friday.
Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services Minister, Senator Monica Mutsvangwa highlighted that the initiative seeks to advance the interests of women, regardless of political affiliation.
“There is so much excitement about young women joining this initiative. Economic development being spearheaded by President Mnangagwa should not leave any one behind. We have seen women in mining, tourism, agriculture, sports. Mbuya nehanda was a war strategies and should provide inspiration for you not to look down upon yourselves. If you stay in your comfort zone you will fail. Start putting pressure on yourself and move out of the comfort zone and become successful,” said the minister.
Manicaland Minister of State for Provincial Affairs and Devolution Honourable Nokuthula Matsikenyere described the programme as critical in promoting inclusivity towards the national development agenda.
“I applaud the participation of young women for economic development in the mainstream of the economy of the country. As young business leaders you are an inspiration to the many young women across the length and breadth of the country. I urge you to have ethics in all your business dealings,” she said.
The Young Women for Economic Development leadership is confident of the power of unity in advancing the empowerment drive.
“As young women we need to contribute towards the national development of our country. As the young women for economic development we want to work with every one regardless of political affiliation. This is an apolitical initiative. Let’s work together and become part of the development initiatives. We need to motivate each other in order to promote the women empowerment drive,” said Young Women for Economic Development National Chairperson, Honourable Tatenda Mavetera.
Patricia Kudyande the chairperson of the Manicaland Young Women for Economic Development said: “As young women from Manicaland lets work together in advancing the development discourse. We welcome you all to join the initiative.”
The launch of the economic development initiative is expected to see young women from across the country participating in various sectors of the economy.