Coca-Cola Women’s Linc on Wednesday donated uniform material, sanitary wear and beverages to female inmates across the country.
The items, worth ZW$200 000, were handed over at a ceremony that was held at the Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs offices in the capital yesterday.
In handing over the donation, Patricia Murambinda who represented Coca-Cola Women’s Linc, said the donation was done with a view of making a difference in the lives of female prisoners.
“I am honoured by your presence here today at this important engagement between the Coca-Cola Women’s Linc Zimbabwe Chapter comprising of female employees of Delta Corporation Limited, Schweppes Zimbabwe Limited, Mutare Bottling Company and the Zimbabwe Prisons Correctional Services. It is truly gratifying to see such an engagement for the first time this morning.
“Stakeholder engagement is an integral element to the Coca-Cola Women’s Linc’s work in developing, designing and implementing services and policies that benefit all stakeholders especially women.
It is my wish that this engagement not only bolster our relations with a special focus on female prisoners but also foster greater understanding of the Coca-Cola Women’s Linc’s vision, mission, its core values, key programmes, and developments,” said Murambinda.
She described the movement as significant as they work on ensuring that women’s concerns are addressed.
Murambinda said the donation was raised by female employees within the organisation.
“The Coca-Cola Company has moved ahead to ensure that women’s concerns are addressed within the male dominated industry. The movement is significant – it’s a commitment which goes beyond a mere promise hence the drive of the Coca-Cola Women’s Linc program where women within the organisation connect and inspire each other in their different work spheres.
The Coca-Cola Company no longer treats its engagement with women as a mere responsibility issue. It is a non-negotiable investment matter based on principle and not promise.
“This donation was raised by our female employees from their pockets with a view of making a difference in the lives of our female prisoners,” said Murambinda.