Women Should Be Part of The Digital Space – President
Brian Rungano Temba
BULAWAYO – President Emmerson Mnangagwa has commended initiatives that rope women and young girls into the digital space – which he said aligns with the Second Republic’s aspirations to attain gender equality and empowerment.
He said capacity building in women through information communication technology is needed for them to survive, adapt, and thrive in a fast-changing world.
He said this while officiating at the inaugural national Concord Young Women in Business Global ICT graduation ceremony.
“I commend the Concord Young Women in Business for bringing women and girls into the digital and technological space. This results in more creative solutions and has greater potential for innovations that meet women’s needs.
“It is my hope that this training will go a long way towards complementing my Government’s efforts to ensure that women fully take advantage of the information technology value chain. This way women will be able to overcome social, economic and physical constraints through digital work,” said President Mnangagwa.
The Concord Young Women in Business Global ICT is an empowerment group that seeks to capacitate young women with ICT skills to enhance their businesses in order to occupy online spaces.
At least 10 000 women from all the country’s provinces are expected to attend the event.
The programme is in line with the Government’s thrust of not leaving no one and no place behind.
He challenged the graduates to apply the skills to their businesses for greater reach.
“I challenge those engaging in small-scale businesses to adopt ICT-driven business models, as well as spruce up your websites to make them more interactive, responsive and reflective of our current development trajectory. – Zimbabwe is Open for Business, and.- No One and No Place Left Behind,” he added.
Zanu PF Vice President Cde Kembo Mohadi and Cabinet Ministers including Finance Professor Mthuli Ncube, Defence Oppah Muchinguri Kashiri, ICT Jenfan Muswere, and Women Affairs Dr Sithembiso Nyoni were present.