Traditional leaders’ wives should be on the lookout for vulnerable families in their communities and alert relevant authorities who can assist these families. 

These were sentiments echoed by the First Lady, Amai Auxilia Mnangagwa in a speech read on her behalf during at an interaction meeting hosted for traditional leaders’ wives in Masvingo.

Various issues including the wellbeing of the communities and economic development projects were discussed during the interactive meeting attended by traditional leaders’ wives from Masvingo and Manicaland provinces.

The Minister of Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services, Cde Monica Mutsvangwa delivered a strong message from the First Lady.

“There are many things happening in your areas so you must be on the lookout for vulnerable members in your communities and bring their issues to the fore to ensure that they get assistance.  Issues of people living with disabilities, early child marriages and child abuse cases need to be tackled and this is only possible if you bring them to light,” she said.

The chief’s wives applauded the First Lady for her programmes that enable them to interact and interrogate key issues affecting their livelihoods.

Those who spoke to ZBC News highlighted water shortages and need for food aid in their areas due to the drought situation.

A representative from the Womens Finance Bank highlighted the opportunities available for women who want to venture into income generating projects.

Later on, the chiefs’ wives received seed and groceries from the First Lady.