Over 6 000 women in different wards of Zvishavane have benefited from a chicken rearing project launched by a Politburo member.

Women drawn from different wards were given day old chicks in an initiative that will see them engage in poultry projects.

A brainchild of Deputy Youth Affairs Secretary in the Politburo Cde Lewis Mathuthu, the project was launched at Zvegona area in Zvishavane.

The women who benefited from the project lauded the initiative as an important economic empowerment drive.

The project seeks to ensure women are self sufficient financially and nutritionally.

It is also part of the initiative to increase the participation of rural women in playing a significant role in production with results.