By Jerold Sasa
The Zanu PF Women’s League in partnership with the Zimbabwe Indigenous Inter-Denominational Council of Churches (ZIICC) has trained 200 women in various income generating projects in Mashonaland East province.
The programme is in line with President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s mantra of leaving no one and no place behind.
A participant, Alleta Marufu said: “We would like to thank the women’s league and ZICC for organizing this training workshop as we have all been empowered and can now make our own money.”
The Women’s League says empowering women is empowering the community.
“We want you to go and produce quality products so that you also penetrate the market and compete with big companies as you already have the market,” Zanu PF Secretary for Women Affairs, Senator Mabel Chinomona said.
Senator Monica Mutsvangwa, the Zanu PF Women’s League Secretary for Administration said the sustainability of the programme comes from unity of purpose between the political leadership and the religious sector as they seek to empower their women.
“This programme will go a long way in uplifting women from this province majority of whom are from the rural areas,” Mashonaland East Minister of State for Provincial Affairs and Devolution, Honourable Aplonia Munzverengwi noted.
The women, who were trained in detergent making, drinks production, bakery and business management, exhibited their products during the two-day training period and received certificates at the end of the programme.