Latwell Nyangu, H-Metro Reporter
Young Women for Economic Development are targeting a total number of 1.5 million members by August 2022, a senior official has said.
The all women group which was launched in August this year is working on different initiatives to empower women in economic development.
It was launched by First Lady Amai Auxillia Mnangagwa on August 13.
Apphia Musavengana who is one of the founders and secretary general said:
“The movement is targeting all young Zimbabwean women from 45 years and below.
“We even have a diaspora chapter and covering all economic development programs and have representatives in these departments as part of the Board.
“We have provincial board members in each province and according to our data base since August we have 12 000 plus,” she said.
Apphia said their prime target is over 1 million by next year.
“We are targeting 1.5 million young women across the globe by August 2022 which is a one-year period.
“It is an all inclusivity, young women empowerment movement which is set to mobilize young women to learn and participate in the country economic development,” she added.
Apphia is a young awarded entrepreneur who is active in mining, land development among other investments sector.
She is also the founder of Young Women in Business Zimbabwe and SADC Success Awards Visionary and sits in various boards in the Southern Africa and a participant of the UN Commission on Status of Women CSW.
Young Women for Development national board has Audrey Nyoni (Spokesperson), Mercy Mugomo (Treasurer) and Hon Tatenda Mavetera (Chairperson).