By A Correspondent- President Emmerson Mnangagwa has pledged more budgetary support for women’s community projects, saying his administration recognises the role played by women in socio-economic development.
He said women should also be allocated more funding under the Zimbabwe Women Microfinance Bank to bankroll viable economic projects.
Mnangagwa made the remarks while addressing the Zanu-PF National Women’s League Assembly in Harare recently.
He said the extended support for women’s community projects, which will mainly cover rural areas, will benefit all women, regardless of political affiliation.
“The women’s league has proposed to embark on many projects particularly in the rural areas. I fully support that initiative.
In the Ministry (of Women Affairs, Gender and Community Development) there is department for community development. I want to see our budget allocating more funds for that department.
These projects should not only assist Zanu-PF party members, but all the women in their respective communities.
Let the young man and young girls at that level be made busy. How do you make them busy? They must start projects and demand support from Government.
Projects designed to develop not only their well-being but the community, then it is easier for us to channel resources which change the lives of that people at that level.”-StateMedia