Zanu-PF Women’s League pro­gramme rolls into Byo

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - National News - Amanda Ncube Chron­i­cle Re­porter

THE na­tion­wide pro­gramme ini­ti­ated by Zanu-PF Sec­re­tary for Women’s Af­fairs Cde Grace Mu­gabe to equip the party’s women league pro­vin­cial ex­ec­u­tive mem­bers with lead­er­ship skills, kicked off in Bulawayo yes­ter­day.

The pro­gramme is aimed at equip­ping mem­bers with lead­er­ship and ad­min­is­tra­tive skills in prepa­ra­tion for the forth­com­ing 2018 har­monised elec­tions.

Women’s League Pro­vin­cial Ex­ec­u­tive Coun­cil mem­bers from Mata­bele­land South, North and Bulawayo yes­ter­day at­tended a lead­er­ship work­shop which was held at the Bulawayo Polytech­nic.

Speak­ing at the work­shop, deputy sec­re­tary for women af­fairs Cde Eu­nice Nomthandazo Moyo, who is also the Bulawayo Pro­vin­cial Af­fairs Min­is­ter said the women’s league was the van­guard of the party, which was ex­pected to sup­port and sus­tain it.

“De­mo­graph­i­cally we com­mand nu­mer­i­cal su­pe­ri­or­ity, com­pris­ing 52 per­cent of the na­tional pop­u­la­tion. This crit­i­cal mass is a fer­tile ground for mo­bil­i­sa­tion and in­deed makes the league an ef­fec­tive mo­bil­i­sa­tion ma­chin­ery.

“We should re­mem­ber that women are the van­guard of the party, the main pil­lar that sup­ports and sus­tains our revo­lu­tion­ary party. We are the crit­i­cal mass that keeps our party strong. The state of the party hinges on the women’s league, and of course, the youth league,” said Cde Moyo.

“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.”

She said the only way the league could stay con­nected to the pub­lic was to pro­vide ser­vices to the elec­torate.

“Our man­date is to pro­vide ser­vices to our client. The elec­torate ex­pects noth­ing less than de­vel­op­ment re­sults and good lead­er­ship. Our ral­ly­ing mes­sage should be; women for re­sults. To achieve this we must have a re­sults-ori­ented work cul­ture,” she said.

She urged the women’s league mem­bers to be united and avoid con­flicts to achieve the goal of de­liv­er­ing good ser­vices to their clients.

Cde Moyo added that it was im­por­tant to em­power women so that they can work with the peo­ple at the grass­roots level, grow­ing the party and map­ping the way for­ward as they ap­proach the 2018 elec­tions.

The Mata­bele­land South in­duc­tion work­shop was held at Esigo­dini while Lu­pane Hall hosted the Mata­bele­land North prov­ince work­shop on Wed­nes­day.

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