As the country embarks on a development agenda, a call has been made to ensure women access education so that they contribute meaningfully to the successful development of the economy.

Women continue to contribute significantly to the economy, though there is need to continue empowering them in areas of education so that they develop their skills which enable them to fully participate in economic development programmes.

Speaking at the Women’s University in Africa’s fundraising dinner for construction of their new Harare campus, ZIMRA board chairperson Mrs Willia Bonyongwe said there is need to invest in women’s education to build their confidence.

Acting Vice Chancellor for Women’s University in Africa, Dr Elizabeth Chikwiri said as the university continues to implement its transformational strategy they are working on towards expanding to other African countries.

The Women’s University in Africa which was established in 2002 with an enrolment of 145 students now has 6 001 graduates with 4 500 being women.