First Lady ini­ti­ates na­tion­wide train­ing pro­gramme

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - National News - Leonard Ncube Vic­to­ria Falls Re­porter

ZANU-PF Sec­re­tary for Women’s Af­fairs Cde Grace Mu­gabe has ini­ti­ated a na­tion­wide train­ing pro­gramme to equip the wing’s pro­vin­cial ex­ec­u­tive mem­bers with lead­er­ship skills.

Her deputy Cde Nomthandazo Eu­nice Moyo is lead­ing a team com­pris­ing the Women’s League’s top 10 around the coun­try’s 10 prov­inces.

She told The Chron­i­cle that the train­ing pro­gramme started in Mata­bele­land South yes­ter­day.

Train­ing pro­grammes would be con­ducted in Mata­bele­land North and Bu­l­awayo to­day and to­mor­row, fol­lowed by other prov­inces.

“We have em­barked on an in­duc­tion ex­er­cise, a pro­gramme that was ini­ti­ated by the First Lady (Cde Grace Mu­gabe) to go around prov­inces teach­ing ex­ec­u­tive mem­bers about im­por­tant as­pects of the depart­ment of Women’s Af­fairs.

“The train­ing is on lead­er­ship, party struc­tures, com­mu­ni­ca­tion meth­ods as lead­ers within the party and how to strengthen the party as well as tak­ing mem­bers through the party’s con­sti­tu­tion,” said Cde Moyo.

She said the Mata­bele­land South in­duc­tion work­shop was held at Esigo­dini while Lu­pane Hall will be the venue for to­day’s work­shop in Mata­bele­land North prov­ince.

“Af­ter Bu­l­awayo, we will take a break to have a post­mortem of what we would have cov­ered be­fore we move to the Mid­lands, Mashona­land West, Harare, Mashona­land Cen­tral, Mashona­land East, Man­i­ca­land and Masvingo in that or­der,” said Cde Moyo.

Fa­cil­i­ta­tors for the train­ing work­shops are drawn from the Women’s League ex­ec­u­tive and se­lected tech­nocrats.

Each prov­ince was ini­tially al­lo­cated two days for the train­ing but that was slashed to one day each.

Mata­bele­land North Women’s League pro­vin­cial chair­per­son Cde Made­line Bhebhe said they were ready for to­day’s in­duc­tion that will also be at­tended by some Cen­tral Com­mit­tee mem­bers.

“We are pre­par­ing for the pro­gramme as we ex­pect all pro­vin­cial lead­ers to at­tend,” she said.

The other pro­vin­cial ex­ec­u­tive mem­bers in Mata­bele­land North are Cdes Dora Msi­manga (Tsholot­sho), Sithem­bile Gumbo (Lu­pane), Si­bongile Mkandla who is trea­surer from Umguza and the political com­mis­sar Grace Dube from Hwange dis­trict.

Na­tional ex­ec­u­tive mem­bers from the prov­ince who will also at­tend the work­shop in­clude Cdes Sithokozile Mathuthu, Don­nie Ng­wenyama-Sibanda, Musa Ncube and Veron­ica Munkuli.

Cde Bhebhe said there will also be pre­sen­ta­tions by of­fi­cials rep­re­sent­ing the min­istries of Women Af­fairs, Gen­der and Com­mu­nity De­vel­op­ment, Small and Medium En­ter­prises as well as that of Mines and Min­ing De­vel­op­ment as they di­rectly work with the Women’s League to­wards em­pow­er­ment of women. — @ncubeleon

First Lady Cde Grace Mu­gabe

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