The Objective of this Theme is the establishment of secure market spaces for informal economy businesses in both urban and rural areas. 1. Provision by Local Authorities of Appropriate Market Spaces and Facilities for Informal Economy Businesses Local authorities need to engage informal traders from the start to ensure that market spaces and facilities are appropriate in terms of providing access to markets as well as water and electricity. The design should also ensure that goods are protected from natural elements and that there is no congestion. The provision of storage facilities and toilets, together with facilities that meet the needs of women and PWDs and security for the traders who will use them, is essential. Failure to consult will result in wasted resources as the facilities will not be utilized.
Melody Chigarande former ZCIEA Kwekwe Territorial president who participated in ZCIEA Women Can Do It Training programs aimed at capacitating women in the political leadership space. Women Can Do It programs were conducted by ZCIEA in 2018 before the harmonized election in Zimbabwe. In the 2018 National Harmonised elections, Melody was elected as Councilor in Ward 5 Mbizo in Kwekwe.