Housing co-op hails women

Women play a critical role in the making of a home and should therefore be empowered to run their own projects, Harare Provincial Administrator, Alfred Tome has said.

“These are the people who make sure the family is fed, clothed and housed. They bring the family together, so in essence, they are leaders by nature. It is the role of everyone in society to ensure whatever initiatives they make get the necessary backing,” Tome said in an interview at the belated commemoration of International Women’s Day in Harare.

The ceremony was held on Thursday by the Zimbabwe National Association of Housing Co-operatives (Zinahco) to honour women in various co-operatives.

Hundreds of women from women-led co-operatives in agriculture and housing, among others, attended the event, which was held under the theme, “Empower Co-operative women; Eradicate poverty and hunger”.

Officials from the Ministry of Small to Medium Enterprises, and other civic society organisations also graced the occasion.

Zinahco is an umbrella organisation for housing cooperatives in Zimbabwe, representing 104 cooperatives with 6551 members.

Through these cooperatives, Zinahco’s work on community, development, land, housing and basic services reaches over 25000 people.

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