Government has reaffirmed its commitment to women empowerment through provision of friendly loans that will make sure women are fully empowered for national development.

The call for women to be innovators in leading development comes on the backdrop of the establishment of a women’s bank where women are to receive cheap loans for their projects to strive.

Vice President Kembo Mohadi who was being represented by a Minister of State in his office Cde Davis Marapira said women have a role to play in the country’s development agenda.

Minister for Women Enterprises, Small and Medium Enterprise Development Dr Sithembiso Nyoni emphasized the need for women to be considered in all areas of development.

The Women’s Day Commemorations were held under the theme, “Think Equal, Build Smart, Innovative for Change”.