Zanu PF in drive to empower members

By Rudo Saungweme

ZANU PF Mashonaland Central Province held Integrated Skills Development training exercise under the Provincial Economic Empowerment projects programme on Sunday.

Speaking at the event, Minister of State for Provincial Affairs for Mashonaland Central, Cde Monica Mavhunga implored on party to initiate economic projects in order to make members self-sufficient. He said that the project would help in economic development.

Minister Mavhunga revealed that the provincial training exercise shall be followed by training at constituency levels which will be facilitated by ZANU PF legislators.

She said, “After the provincial training, the exercise will be followed by training at constituency level and the programme will target 5 people per ward to be trained in various projects such as bread and confectionery production, soya milk production, candle making, floor and shoe polish making.”

Minister Mavhunga further informed that funds for the projects had already been sourced by ZANU PF National Chairperson, Cde Oppah Muchunguri. She mentioned that the party was working on modalities to fund income generating projects that include candle making, petroleum jelly and cooking oil production.

Addressing the same gathering, the party Provincial Chairperson, Cde Kazembe Kazembe urged party members to embrace the economic empowerment projects, saying that the acquired skills must cascade to members in their respective communities.

Meanwhile, some groups of five members from all the 18 constituencies in the province had already received training for bread making, candle making, soya milk and shoe polish.

The economic empowerment projects initiative helps in achieving President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s vision for a middle class economy in Zimbabwe by 2030.