The Herald reports that there are fraudsters who are claiming to be officials from the Ministry of Women Affairs, Gender and Community Development who are moving around with Women’s Bank loan application forms and offering to process them for a fee.
In an interview with The Herald, Ministry of Women Affairs, Gender and Community Development provincial director for Mashonaland West Mrs Miriam Kagoro said those interested in opening accounts with the Women’s Bank should collect forms for free at their district offices. Said Kagoro:
We do not have any forms on the streets. One should bring photocopies of his or her national identity card, passport size photos, and proof of residence. We are not collecting any fee, but we will later advice people on which system to pay through.
The Women’s Bank was issued with a licence by the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe and was officially launched by President Mnangagwa last month.