Women urged to think out­side the box

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - National News - Pamela Shumba Se­nior Re­porter

VICE Pres­i­dent Phelekezela Mphoko yes­ter­day chal­lenged women to think out­side the box and come up with cre­ative ways of mak­ing money to fend for their fam­i­lies.

The Vice Pres­i­dent said there were many busi­nesses that women could ven­ture into and suc­cess­fully re­vive the econ­omy.

“I want to see women com­ing up with cre­ative ideas and chal­leng­ing their lead­er­ship for fund­ing. There are so many busi­nesses that we can ven­ture into and make mean­ing­ful in­come. Let’s think out­side the box and come up with busi­nesses that will up­lift us eco­nom­i­cally,” said VP Mphoko just be­fore do­nat­ing 2 900 day-old chicks to res­i­dents

of Old Pu­mula sub­urb in Bu­l­awayo.

He said a lot of money could be made through rear­ing goats, man­u­fac­tur­ing soap and school uni­forms among other projects.

“There are ready mar­kets for all these prod­ucts and we should re­ally con­sider es­tab­lish­ing projects to start pro­duc­ing for these mar­kets. We should not ex­pect our lead­ers to think for us all the time but we should come up with bril­liant busi­ness ideas and chal­lenge our lead­er­ship to fund the busi­nesses. We’re pre­pared to as­sist,” said VP Mphoko.

The Vice Pres­i­dent said he vis­ited some of the ben­e­fi­cia­ries of his chicken project and was im­pressed by their per­for­mance.

“I vis­ited some of the ben­e­fi­cia­ries of the chick­ens last week and I was im­pressed. I’m happy that the chick­ens are grow­ing well.

“We’ll con­tinue sup­port­ing our com­mu­ni­ties as we try to erad­i­cate poverty,” said VP Mphoko.

Speak­ing at the oc­ca­sion, the Min­is­ter of State for Bu­l­awayo Provin­cial Af­fairs Cde Nomthandazo Moyo said: “It’s still our duty as the peo­ple of Bu­l­awayo to con­tinue work­ing to­gether. Hun­dreds of fam­i­lies in Bu­l­awayo have ben­e­fited from VP Mphoko’s poul­try project, which he launched in June this year,” said Cde Moyo

The project, which will cas­cade to other prov­inces, is an­chored on the coun­try’s eco­nomic de­vel­op­ment blue­print, Zim-As­set, which seeks to em­power peo­ple through util­is­ing lo­cal re­sources.

VP Mphoko’s wife Lau­rinda, Mem­bers of Par­lia­ment for Pu­mula and Lu­veve Cdes God­frey Mal­aba and Ntan­doyenkosi Mlilo, se­nior Zanu-PF of­fi­cials, war vet­er­ans and res­i­dents were among those who at­tended the event. — @pame­lashumba1

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