Wallace Ruzvidzo Herald Reporter
The new dispensation is striving to cushion its people, especially women from the harsh effects of the illegal sanctions imposed on the country by Western nations, through a number of programmes guided by President Mnangagwa’s broad vision to achieve an upper-middle class economy by 2030, Zanu-PF national chairwoman Cde Oppah Muchinguri-Kashiri has said.
She was addressing members of the Zanu-PF Women’s League during an anti-sanctions build-up programme at the ruling party’s headquarters on Wednesday.
“Zimbabwe is the first country in SADC to have a Women’s Bank as well as the Youth Empower Bank. This demonstrates commitment from the highest office in the land to achieve sustainable gender equality,” she said.
“The new dispensation under President E D Mnangagwa has pledged to reform its political and economic sectors in its thrust to engage and re-engage the international community.
“Let me take this opportunity to salute and thank our leader the President and First Secretary, Cde E D Mnangagwa for his visionary leadership, which has seen our country being able to start to normalise relations with the global family of nations through his re-engagement efforts.”
She added that the “Zimbabwe is open for business” policy has created an ease of doing business environment, which has seen laws being ushered in to compliment the policy.
“Zimbabwe has been opened up to investors through the ‘Zimbabwe is Open for Business’ policy and this also opens up avenues for women to grow their business through strategic partnerships.
‘‘I urge all women to take advantage of these opportunities and organise yourselves so that you are also part of the real and big business ventures. Women are not only suited for SMEs.
“In order to create an ease of doing business environment a number of laws have been aligned with the new thrust and already the efforts are yielding fruits.”