|Women’s Council Act on cards|
|Sunday, 05 August 2012 12:35|
Government is drafting a Women’s Council Act, which is expected to lead to the formation of a board that represents all women’s associations.
Minister Muchena disclosed that the Act is almost ready and women would be advised after completion.
“As a new farmers’ association you should seek to join hands with the already existing organisations and form an Apex council. You should understand that you are not rivals but fight for one goal,” she said.
ZIWFAT president Mrs Dapinah Nkomo said the organisation started with a group of women who used to meet at GMB Aspindale while waiting for inputs.
“What pushed us to form this organisation was a result of several challenges that were being faced by women farmers. Since we met at GMB, the membership of the union has spread countrywide with mostly resettled farmers,” said Mrs Nkomo.