The First Lady, Amai Auxillia Mnangagwa has, through her Angel of Hope Foundation, pledged to build a multi-purpose hall for Chimaninani Cyclone Idai survivors as one way of empowering women to drive self-sustenance in the area.

Amai Mnangagwa continues with her humanitarian agenda throughout the country with the latest being a pledge to open a projects hall in Chimanimani to empower idle women and youths especially those living in hard hit areas affected by the cyclone.

Speaking to the ZBC News at the ground-breaking ceremony at Machongwe Shopping Centre this Friday where she also donated various household goods, Amai Mnangagwa said the drive behind initiative is to ensure that women are promoted to be able to feed their own families and move away from dependence on donors for everything.

“The Angel of Hopes Foundation will construct a hall where women will be given a chance to do projects and work for themselves. We will provide trainers to add on skills knowledge so that no one is left behind,” she said.

The Minister of State for Manicaland Province, Dr Ellen Gwaradzimba thanked Amai Mnangagwa for her continued support to Cyclone Idai survivors given the intensity of damage realised after the deadly phenomenon in March.

“Thank you Amai for the timeous intervention especially now. Most of our community halls were washed away and their revival will bring so much hope to our women,” she said.

The gesture was also well received by community leaders who agreed that the noble project will transform lives and drive creativity and development within their society.

Meanwhile, musician Ireen Mutangadura stole the limelight as she performed her song: ‘Amai’ dedicated to the First Lady in appreciation for her efforts of empowering disadvantaged communities