May 5, 2020

Being an informal Economy Worker/Trader is still being viewed as Crime in Zimbabwe – ZCIEA Treasurer General bares it all.

Givas Maririmba is the current ZCIEA National Treasurer General and is based in Kwekwe. He became a member of the organisation during its founding year in 2002. Givas is the eldest son in his family and through the informal trading he is managing to take care of his wife, three children, his mother, his sister and some of his sisters children, “ apart from taking care of my wife and children l also take care of my sister’s children here and there if there is need”. He said he couldnot have managed to do all this without the guidance and networking from ZCIEA organisation.

ZCIEA Successfully Advocates for Rentals to be Deferred

Zimbabwe Chamber of Informal Economy Associations (ZCIEA) has been advocating through live radio programs on the 16th and 23rd of April 2020 for the government to cushion informal economy workers with funds to buy food, waiver of rentals, ZESA and water bills until the situation normalizes.