Women from some parts of Matabeleland North Province have also benefited from the training programme of the poultry production which is an initiative of the First Lady Dr Grace Mugabe.

Women from Umguza, Nkayi, Bubi and Tsholotsho gathered in Bulawayo for the training programme which is set to help them on their poultry income generating projects.

While the initiative is set to assist them in their consignment of broiler chicks which have been availed by the First Lady, the knowledge and skills gained are set to help them also in the free-range poultry projects whose market share continues to rise.

In an interview on the sidelines of the training workshop, Cde Medellin Bhebhe who is the chairperson of the Women’s League in Matabeleland North Province said the skills gained are part of the empowerment initiative by the First Lady.

Beneficiaries of the programme also weighed in saying they are happy with the vision of the First Lady of also empowering the rural women.

They said with the required skills they will be able to sustain their families as well as supporting the girl child who is generally vulnerable.