ZANU PF Women`s League elective conference has commenced yesterday with an expected 2 500 delegates coming from the country’s ten provinces.
Speaking in an interview yesterday with this publication, one of the outgoing National Executive Member from Masvingo Province, Nyaradzo Tachiona applauded President Mnangagwa’s administration for initiating projects meant to empower women.
Tachiona said that the New Dispensation has tremendously changed the livelihoods of women in all spheres of life adding that the women bakery projects in Masvingo was a stepping stone as women can now venture into different projects for survival.
“Everyone can tell that the administration of President Emmerson Mnangagwa is leaving no place and no one behind in terms of development. The bakery project has greatly impacted our lives as women. In Zaka, women were able to use the proceeds the bakery project to start other empowerment programmes such as the poultry and goats rearing projects,” said Tachiona.
However, Tachiona bemoaned that some women who were finding it difficult to borrow money from women`s financing institutions like Women`s Bank.
Meanwhile, Tachiona said that she was elected to be a National Executive Member representing Masvingo Province in 2019 and will be leaving office tomorrow for the newly elected members.
The conference, which will elect the league`s secretaries and their deputies from the 40 candidates who have been elected in their respective provinces, will run from today to Sunday under the theme, “Total Political and Socio-economic Empowerment for all Women by 2030.” President Emmerson Mnangagwa is expected to give a key note address today to mark the official opening of the conference.