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ZCIEA Women Breaking New Ground in the Informal Business – Journey Towards Formalisation

With the hard economic hardships in Zimbabwe the majority of people, young men and women are struggling to make ends meet as they are not employed. Thereby increasing the number of people who have resorted to self-employment. Zimbabwe Chamber of Informal Economy Associations, (ZCIEA) interviewed one of its members to get valuable insights into a day in the life of an informal worker, especially the fact that she is a young woman in business makes it more interesting.


Zimbabwe Chamber of Infor mal Economy Associations (ZCIEA) applauds Formalisation Strategy Consultations by the Government of Zimbabwe.  This formalisation strategy consultations is taking place across the country through the Ministry of Public Service, Labour, and Social Welfare from the 22nd of November 2021 to the 10th of December 2021. ZCIEA acknowledges recognition and special invitation by the Ministry of Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare to participate meaningfully as a key stakeholder in this process.

ZCIEA sets a five-year target plan 2022 to 2026

Zimbabwe Chamber of Informal Economy Associations (ZCIEA) newly elected leaders have a demanding task to fulfil the set five-year target plan. This five-year plan is heading towards achieving self-sufficiency, organisational sustainability, development, empowerment advocacy and membership representation and growth towards a united transformation.

Lorraine Sibanda Re-elected as the ZCIEA National President

Zimbabwe Chamber of Informal Economy Associations (ZCIEA) held its 3RD National Elective Congress on the 22nd of October 2021 which saw Lorraine Sibanda who is also StreetNet International President re-elected as the ZCIEA National President. As part of its Constitutional obligation to promote democracy, ZCIEA conducts an elective congress every five years to choose New leadership which oversees the day-to-day running of the organization. The Congress was Graced by The Ministry of Public Service Labour and Social Amenities with the Acting Permanent Secretary Mr. Mabhena and Acting Deputy Director of Employment in the same Ministry Ms. Vimbai Chiza. Acting PS gave a transformational speech to the ZCIEA leadership and wished the organization a successful Congress.
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