Month

June 2019

Press Statement on The Informal Economy Matters

The following associations, representing workers in the informal economy throughout Zimbabwe, have formed an alliance under the theme “The Informal Economy Matters”. Zimbabwe Chamber of Informal Economy Associations (ZCIEA) Bulawayo Vendors’ and Traders’ Associations (BVTA) Women Alliance of Business Associations of Zimbabwe (WABAZ) Zimbabwe Cross Border Traders’ Association (ZCBTA) The objective of the alliance is to obtain recognition of and respect for the informal economy as a key component of Zimbabwe’s national economy and to promote the rights of workers in the informal economy.

ZCIEA Sets up a new Territory in Zhombe

On the 21st of June 2019 Zimbabwe Chamber of Informal Economy Associations “ZCIEA” sets up a new territory in Zhombe. Zhombe is a rural communal area between Gokwe and Kwekwe District, Midlands province in Zimbabwe. The program was conducted by ZCIEA 2nd Vice National President Stella Chivandikwa, Treasurer General Givas Maririmba with the assistance of the information officer Fungai Munetsi.

ZCIEA Represents Informal Economy at the Women in Mining Workshop

ZCIEA National Women’s Chairperson Mrs. Mandishona represented ZCIEA at Women in mining workshop organized by Women and Law in Southern Africa (WLSA) on n the 19 th of June 2019. The subject of the workshop was putting women at the centre of extractivism moving with the theme for 2019 international women’s day “#balance for better”.

ZCIEA Sets up a Territory in Inyanga, Manicaland

On the 19th of June 2019 Zimbabwe Chamber of Informal Economy Associations “ZCIEA” sets up a new territory in Inyanga. The program was conducted by the 2nd Vice National president Stella Chivandikwa, 1 st Vice National Secretary General Sibongile Chakabva, Mutare Territorial president Mrs. Gonese with the assistance of the information officer Fungai Munetsi.

ZCIEA pushes for the Elimination of Violence and Harassment in the World of Work at International Labour Conference (ILC) in Geneva

Zimbabwe Chamber of Informal Economy Associations (ZCIEA) National President Lorraine Sibanda (also Streetnet International President) and ZCIEA Secretary General Wisborn Malaya representing Informal Economy at 108th Session of the International Labour Conference on the Elimination of Violence and Harassment in the World of Work from 10 June to 21 June 2019 in Geneva.