MASVINGO – Roger Howman Skills Training Centre has changed its name to Maud Muzenda after the Government approved the move, The Midweek Watch can reveal.
The training centre is situated in Masvingo’s oldest township of Mucheke. Heroine Maud Muzenda was married to late Vice President, Dr Simon Vengai Muzenda.
The development was announced by Minister of Women Affairs, Community, Small and Medium Enterprises Development, Monica Mutsvangwa during a media tour of the training centre and the Masvingo newly opened Safe Market as part of her familiarization tour of Masvingo Province.
“This training centre was opened in 1966 so that it provides livelihood skills to women in the province and it has expanded with years with the resemblance of new buildings at the site”, said Mutsvangwa.
“Last year 4000 women were trained from different districts in Masvingo and as a ministry we are looking forward to exceed the number so that we empower more women to have their own means of living”.
She went on to mention that the ministry’s main agenda is to improve the women livelihoods in the urban and rural set up that they obtain certificates in their areas of specialization in a space of six months.
Minister of State for Provincial Affairs and Devolution for Masvingo, Ezra Chadzamira, who was also present at the tour applauded the kind of commitment that was shown by the ministry of Women Affairs, Community, Small and Medium Enterprise Development to uplift the livelihoods of women from different backgrounds.
“As the province we are very honoured by the initiative which was introduced by the new dispensation and we are going to help the ministry in whatever way we can so that we empower all marginalized women throughout the province because if you empower a woman you have empowered the nation”, said Chadzamira.