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Empowerment Archives ⋆ Magamba Network
Stop it! ED warns errant lecturers

By Watmore Makokoba President Emerson Mnangagwa has warned higher and tertiary education lectures who are engaging in corrupt practices and sexually abusing students that the full wrath of the law will descend upon them unaware. Some lecturers in various institutions of higher learning in the country are reportedly sexually abusing students promising them good marks, while others are taking bribes from students to award them …

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MPs urged to ensure education for all

By Pretty Chavango The country’s legislators have been called upon to use their power to make sure government delivers on its mandate to ensure every child is in school as provided in the constitution. Under the banner of an initiative called “Every Child in School”  (ECIS) being led by Tag a Life International, MPs are being urged to use their legislative power to ensure all …

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Zim youths declare own ‘Operation Restore Legacy’

By Watmore Makokoba After the successful ‘Operation restore legacy’ initiated by the Zimbabwe Defence Forces last month, disgruntled youth under the banner Revolutionary Freedom Fighters (RFF) have launched a campaign to preserve and guard the gains attained by the country’s liberation struggle and restore lost legacy. The youths composed of activists and aspiring politicians, some who are vying for Parliamentary seats in the coming elections …

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Women’s representation in Parliament: where to after 2023?

By Buhle Tshavango. Women’s representation in Parliament has recorded a slight increase in recent years owing to 60 reserved seats in the National Assembly, however there is not enough time to celebrate the impact as this quota system clause is nearing its 2023 pegged sunset. According to the Research and Advocacy Unit  (RAU), since the  1995 Beijing Declaration, the number of women in  National Assembly …

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Sweden pours US$420K to encourage women participation in governance processes

 By Buhle Tshavango Swedish Embassy has partnered with local organisations in a US$420 000 project dubbed Strengthening Women’s Advocacy for inclusive Governance (SWAG). SWAG which was officially launched yesterday is aimed at supporting women’s participation in democratic processes and governance covering pre and post-election period. The project which 18 months-long and comes at a time when the country is gearing towards the much-hyped 2018 general …

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CDF saga: MPs now demand US$75K

Daniel Chigundu Legislators have demanded that the Constituency Development Fund (CDF) which is currently pegged at US$50 000 be adjusted to US$75 000 because of inflation. Treasury has already marshalled about US$5 million in CDF funds to be disbursed to the 210 legislators as soon as the constitution for the fund has been adopted by Parliament. Speaking in the National Assembly, Norton legislator Temba Mliswa …

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EU/AU Summit: 6 issues that youth want prioritised

By Watmore Makokoba As roads lead to Abidjan Cote D’Ivoire for the EU and African Union Summit scheduled for the 29th to 30th of November this year, youths say they want to be prioritised during the high-level summit’s deliberations. In an effort to engage youth on their expectations and possible input for the summit, the National Youth Association Organisation and Open Space organised an engagement …

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BVR registration: the disabled cry foul

By Tafadzwa Muranganwa People living with the disability say the ongoing biometric voter registration (BVR) exercise is discriminatory as most of the information that has been disseminated has left out the deaf, dumb and the blind. According to Bensen Banga a disability activist, there has not been enough information disseminated to ensure the disabled are aware of the new registration exercise, adding that this will …

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Gender equality: Mahoka hits out at male MPs

By Daniel Chigundu Hurungwe East legislator Sarah Mahoka has taken a sharp swipe at male legislators accusing them of using their riches to shut women out of top positions. Women in the country have complained that they cannot compete with men at the same levels adding that they do not have matching resources. Although Zimbabwe has made some commendable progress in trying to bring equality …

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Gender equality: Mahoka hits out at male MPs

By Daniel Chigundu Hurungwe East legislator Sarah Mahoka has taken a sharp swipe at male legislators accusing them of using their riches to shut women out of top positions. Women in the country have complained that they cannot compete with men at the same levels adding that they do not have matching resources. Although Zimbabwe has made some commendable progress in trying to bring equality …

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