The government has committed itself to ensure women empowerment through initiatives that include the provision of friendly loans.

This came out during the International Women’s Day national celebrations in Gokwe.

Vice President Kembo Mohadi, who was represented by the Minister of State in his office, Cde Davis Marapira said as the government plays its part in capacity building and empowerment, women should to be innovators leading development in areas of their jurisdiction.

He said the empowerment of women or rise of women does not mean the fall of men.

The Minister for Women Affairs, Community, Small and Medium Enterprises Development, Dr Sithembiso Nyoni emphasised the need for women to be considered in all areas of development especially financial inclusion.

The Women’s Day commemorations were held under the theme: ‘Think Equal, Build Smart, Innovative for Change.’