Empowering women to participate fully in economic activities is essential in building stronger economies and improving their quality of life.

This comes as the Ministry of Women and Youth Affairs is implementing women empowerment initiatives.

More than 150 women have received certificates after completing a six months course on commercial bakery which was initiated by the Women of Valour Foundation in partnership with the Ministry of Women and Youth Affairs.

Representing the Minister of Women and Youth Affairs Sithembiso Nyoni, the Minister of Environment, Water and Climate Cde Oppah Muchinguri-Kashiri said government is committed to empowering women with different projects as the country is signatory to several regional and international gender statutes that seek to improve women’s lives through funding and capacity building programmes.

Women of Valour Foundation chairperson Memory Mamhiyo thanked the support of government for women’s increased participation in the economy.

The graduands could not hide their excitement after receiving certificates and they thanked the government for supporting women projects.

Women empowerment and their integration into key developmental systems of the nation have of late come under spotlight as Zimbabwe seeks to fulfil its commitment towards the upliftment of women in communities.