By Sibusiso Ncube
Zanu PF embarked on grassroots trainings which saw women graduated last week at a ceremony held at the ZANU PF Headquarters amidst efforts by the Party to empower and improve livelihoods.
This comes as President and First Secretary of ZANU PF Cde Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa’s visit to the Midlands capital, Gweru, where he overseed different SMEs graduating from small enterprises to medium-scale businesses.
It is clear that the role of SMEs in wealth and employment creation can never be underestimated hence efforts to source funding to support them.
Speaking during the ceremony and representing Secretary of Women’s Affairs (Cde Mabel Chinomona), Cde Margaret Sithole highlighted the need for women to work hard and grow their economy.
“We thank President and First Secretary of ZANU PF Cde E.D Mnangagwa for the establishment of the Women’s Bank for recognizing the role of women in attaining vision 2030,” she said.
“Today’s women must work hard to grow the economy. These courses do not need degrees but using the mind.Let’s encourage our young children to take up these opportunities and to open business. said Cde Sithole.
Also speaking during the ceremony Cde Rebecca Mukwayira challenged women to use their hands and stop being (dcc daddy chakati chapera)and zrp (zuva rese pamba).” she said.
Young and old women are part of Grassroots dotted in Victoria Falls, Banket, Harare and Norton among other places.
Cde Catherine Murwira testified that Grassroots was set “to assist women play their role in growing the economy and needs a woman who is willing to learn, a focused person.”
She said “Grassroots teaches confidence and opportunities to help others, make cash, exhibit your work and talent. It teaches branding of products, Vaseline and perfume making among other things,” she said.
The women were trained in
mushroom, detergent and baking programs.
By Sibusiso Ncube