Recent statistics released by the Zimbabwe National Statistics Agency, (Zimstat) in its study titled Zimbabwe Atlas of Poverty Survey show that 70% of people in Manicaland Province live in poverty.
Speaking during a stakeholders workshop for the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) Poverty Alleviation Project held in Mutare, Minister of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and Co-operatives Development, Sithembiso Nyoni said the $7.6 million OPEC Fund for international development loan for projects is expected to reduce the levels of poverty in three provinces: Manicaland, Masvingo and Matabeleland North.
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Manicaland is a province which covers largely the eastern highlands and the south eastern plateau of Zimbabwe. Manicaland is one of Zimbabwe's ten administrative provinces. Mutare is the capital of Manicaland province. Read More About Manicaland Province
Sithembiso Nyoni is a politician affiliated to the Zimbabwe African National Union Patriotic Front (ZANU PF) party and is the current Minister of Women and Youth Affairs. She contested in the 2018 elections and was elected Member of Parliament for Nkayi North Read More About Sithembiso Nyoni