Mat South women re­ceive First Lady’s chick do­na­tion

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - National News - Sukul­wenkosi Dube-Matutu

WOMEN in Mata­bele­land South Prov­ince have re­ceived 3 000 chicks as part of the First Lady Dr Grace Mu­gabe’s na­tion­wide poul­try pro­duc­tion pro­gramme that is meant to em­power women.

Speak­ing in Gwanda yes­ter­day at the han­dover of the chicks to women from var­i­ous dis­tricts, Mata­bele­land South pro­vin­cial Zanu-PF Women’s League chair­lady Cde Sis­ter Moyo said 17 groups from all dis­tricts were go­ing to ben­e­fit with each set to re­ceive 25 chicks.

About 1 000 women from the prov­ince were last month trained on how to rear chick­ens.

The pro­gramme is be­ing run un­der the theme: “Em­pow­er­ing women for in­creased par­tic­i­pa­tion in the econ­omy.”

“We have re­ceived 3 000 chicks as Mata­bele­land South Prov­ince from the First Lady Dr Grace Mu­gabe. Th­ese chicks will be given to 17 groups per dis­trict. One of th­ese 17 groups in all dis­tricts will com­prise of youths.

“We ex­pect each group to have a max­i­mum of four women. Once the chick­ens have de­vel­oped af­ter six weeks and have been sold then 17 more groups from each dis­trict will come on board mean­ing that at each time we will have 119 groups ben­e­fit­ing from the prov­ince,” she said.

Cde Moyo said by the end of the first quar­ter next year, hun­dreds of women are ex­pected to have recorded pos­i­tive re­sults from the project.

She said the project will go a long way in em­pow­er­ing ru­ral women and al­le­vi­at­ing poverty.

“As women in Mata­bele­land South we hail the First Lady be­cause this project means women will be em­pow­ered and they will man­age to fend for their fam­i­lies.

“We also have a num­ber of projects that we are look­ing for­ward to em­bark on such as fish­ery, cat­tle fat­ten­ing, pro­cess­ing of soya beans into var­i­ous prod­ucts among oth­ers,” she said.

Cde Moyo urged women who are go­ing to ben­e­fit to ap­ply the knowl­edge that they ac­quired dur­ing their train­ing on poul­try pro­duc­tion in or­der to make the project a suc­cess. She urged women to em­u­late Dr Mu­gabe’s spirit of giv­ing.—@ DubeMatutu

10, Tembo was tasked to take $305 and some mail to the Gweru Ru­ral Dis­trict Head­quar­ters Fi­nance de­part­ment.

“The ac­cused per­son did not pro­ceed to Gweru Ru­ral Dis­trict Head­quar­ters but in­stead di­verted his route and went to an un­known des­ti­na­tion with the money and the mail. On the very day it was dis­cov­ered by his su­pe­ri­ors from Ton­gog­ara Po­lice Sta­tion that he had not re­mit­ted the money,” he said.

The court heard that on Au­gust 18, the ac­cused per­son sur­ren­dered him­self to the po­lice with­out the money lead­ing to his ar­rest.

In­ves­ti­ga­tions, Mr Ny­oni said, in­di­cated that Tembo had sent the money to his fa­ther.

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