PWDs forgotten in decision making, young activists say

Nozipho Rutsate Youth activists have raised concern over the exclusion and discrimination of people with disabilities (PWDs) from actively participating in decision making processes while calling for all citizens to join in the disability inclusion movement. This call to action was discussed during an online engagement on ‘Promoting the inclusion of PWDs in Societal Issues […]

Redcliff residents turn to scrap metal for survival

Simbarashe Fenton M The failure by the government to revive Zimbabwe Iron and Steel Company (ZISCO) has relagated majority former workers and residents into desparation as gathering and selling of scrap metal has become an alternative for survival. The closure of ZISCO Steel more than a decade ago left the majority of people in Redcliff […]

Covid-19 lockdown expose the marginalisation of Gokwe South women

…need support to live sustainably  Perseverance Javangwe Women and girls in the rural areas of Gokwe South in Mateta lack equal access to productive resources and assets, public services, such as education and health care, and infrastructure, including water and sanitation, while much of their labour remains invisible and unpaid even as their workloads become […]

Amazing women stone crushers

Jasper Maposa In one of his songs, Tinevimbo on the album Tinevimbo Leornard Zhakata says, “Vose vamunoona vachingomberereka zviri mupfungwa dzavo zvakakomba. Deno maivabvunza maizodudzirwa simba revimbo rakakosha.” (All those wandering people have their own burdens. If you quiz them, you will realise the strength of hope.) I came to comprehend the full import of […]

‘Take your fights elsewhere’, Gweru residents advice MDC councilors

Delicious Mathuthu Gweru residents say the war between the two Movements for Democratic Change (MDC) parties led by Nelson Chamisa and Douglas Mwonzora should take their fight out of Town house because it is now threatening to cripple service delivery in the City. MDC-T councilors recently held a meeting at the townhouse to restate and […]

Government should design responses of programs that benefit people with disabilities

Perseverance Javangwe Government did not think about accessibility when enacting the covid-19 response or consider support for persons with disabilities. People with disabilities were forgotten in their uprooted communities during the lockdown and some of the measures designed for the majority rarely met their specific needs. They continued to live as second class citizens because […]

Silobela women feel the climate pressures

Partinella Ngozo Climate change is increasingly placing a burden on women, from sexual violence to extra farm work and great risks of the corona virus pandemic. They shoulder a huge chunk of burden from worsening extreme weather conditions and other climate pressures, resulting in poverty. Women are more vulnerable to the effects of climate change […]

Gokwe North residents combine to construct Gwandu Dam

…safe drinking water remains a challenge Richard Dondo Members of Gokwe North, ward 28 have come together and constructed a Dam to ease the perennial water challenges facing them, this publication can reveal. Gwandu Dam was constructed in ward 28 Gokwe North District under Headman Madzivazvido in Chief Chireya’s area. The dam construction commenced in […]

Breaking Barriers: Young women in male dominated industries

Partinella Ngozo Increasing gender diversity in the traditionally male-dominated industries is an important way to facilitate and accelerate progress towards Vision 2030 thereby achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. Women are major, but often an overlooked or neglected source of talent. However, their participation cannot only enhance companies’ resources in the industry but can also boost […]

Blacklisted Gawa Cooperative struggle to raise funds

Perseverance Javangwe Gawa Cooperative members from Gokwe South in Hwenya Village are struggling to come to terms with the Inclusive Financial Institute move to blacklist their names at the Financial Clearance Bureau despite having paid the full payment of the loan that they had received. The Gawa Cooperative crew started projects that would help them […]