The corporate sector has once again been urged to plough back into rural communities, so as to empower the disadvantaged members of society and earn more recognition through social responsibility programmes.
The call was made by Shurugwi House of Assembly Member, Cde Anastacia Ndlovu, at the launch of an economic empowerment project where more than 500 villagers received an array of machinery from a local financial lending firm at Tongogara near Shurugwi.
Cde Ndlovu said the corporate world should not shun remote areas, as this is where the needy members of society are based. The machinery is meant to benefit women in self-help projects.
Hamilton Finance Managing Director, Ms Ruwimbiko Buyanga said the move was necessitated by the realisation of the womenâ€™s potential adding that plans to establish a poultry project to assist the community are at an advanced stage.
Villagers burst into song and dance as they received the machinery which included oil pressers, peanut butter and sewing machines meant for the women.
Rural empowerment projects are currently under way in most parts of the country and will see a significant transformation of rural livelihoods.