Zimbabwe’s ruling party, ZANU PF, has announced that it has embarked on a mobilisation campaign that will see young university women benefiting from mining and agricultural projects.
The campaign comes ahead of the country’s 2023 harmonised elections triggering the view that the projects are meant to lure university women to vote for the ruling party.
We have a target to achieve by 2023. As women in Zanu PF, we have embarked on massive mobilisation programmes which will accommodate every woman, especially youths in universities, business and cross-border traders.
We are targeting women in mining; we want them to own mines and succeed in agriculture. We are appealing to the Lands ministry to consider allocating a small portion (of land) so that it can be subdivided to urban women to use for farming purposes.
We want women in tourism to be afforded an opportunity to exhibit their products whenever there are tourism fairs in other countries.
With the state of the economy, it is likely that the offers will be accepted by many.