MDC UK & Ireland Provincial Women’s Assembly Graduation ceremony – 2nd November 2019

It was a joyous occasion on Saturday, 2nd November when the Provincial Women’s Assembly graduated from the MDC Dr MR Tsvangirai School of Ideology. The graduation was planned to coincide with the 20 years anniversary celebrations. It was a double celebratory event.

The leaders, 33 in total attended a workshop over the summer led by Leader Elliot Pfebve and covered the following modules.

Leadership Ideology, applying skills and knowledge to change leadership behaviour for the public good, SMART policies and constitutionalism.

The new leaders were elected at the last Congress held on Leeds on 20th April 2019 and have been in post for 6 months.

Political leaders are vitally important – through the authority of the party, they build relationships with other stakeholders both internally and externally.

Being a leader is a huge commitment and means that they have to put the good of a country, above and ahead of any personal gains.

As leaders within the Women’s Assembly they have a huge role to play to advance the policies of the party.  They have to serve with integrity and loyalty to the people they represent, both to the public and to other political leaders.

Supporting projects in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe has a high rate of unemployment which affects women and their ability to earn and support their families. One of the roles of the Women’s Assembly is to develop interventions that can support women start home-made projects that will enable them to earn money.

Congratulations to the Women’s Assembly, we wish them all the best as they embark on their leadership journey.

Patricia Chinyoka

UK and Ireland