By Staff Reporter
In a course of development, Chivhu Councillor, Learnmore Mufamba has spearheaded the inclusion of women and youth in matters of empowerment programmes to alleviate poverty and hunger in the area.
Mufamba is the current councillor for Ward 8 and the area constitutes the greater part of rural areas stretching from Chivhu Perry Urban to Munyati, Nyamacheche and Zivhagwe. This falls under Chikomba West Constituency.
Mufamba in his capacity as the ward councillor has been able to source for opportunities in an attempt to bring a light of development in the area. This include capacity building for local farmers on Climate Smart Agriculture popularly known as pfumvudza.
Currently he has made positive strides to spearhead inclusion of young girls and women in all matters of sustainable development and empowerment.
This news crew visited Takunda rural area where Mufamba conducted a capacity building for women and young girls on matters of sustainable development and inclusion. During the capacity building, Mufamba said that his mission is to scale up sustainable development to allow inclusion of women and youth in his area.
“I realized that our area is being affected by Climate change and this has been affecting our crop yield. We decided to come up with alternative measures so that we eliminate hunger and poverty in our district.”
He said his motives are inline with national polices and Vision 2030 which seeks to achieve an upper middle class economy.
“As we move forward in rolling out these programmes we stand guided by Vision 2030 which seeks to achieve an upper middle-class economy.”
Through Mufamba, over 500 women in the district are set to benefit from the empowerment programmes from Women’s Empowerment Bank.This will see most women and youths venturing in horticulture, goat keeping, gardening, mixed farming and bakery among other projects.
Concilia Chipengo a 60 year old granny who lived all her life as a blind person challenged to take part in some of the empowerment programmes in order to earn a living.
“I am glad these programmes are also including us the disabled and I would like to have a borehole so that we have access to water for gardening and growing horticultural crops.”
Happiness Tobaiwa a 23 year old girl is optimistic that she will be an epitome of many youths in the area to benefit from the empowerment programmes.
“As a youth I would you to inspire many other young people out there. This is a great opportunity for me. I want to venture into poultry and horticulture and this will make a difference in our community.”