Zimbabwe Chamber of Informal Economy Associations (ZCIEA) Secretary General Wisborn Malaya attended Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) High Level Panel Meeting on Social Protection: Sustainable Social Protection Financing in Africa in Arusha, Tanzania from the 14th of May to 17th of May 2019 as one of the discussants on Social Protection and Informal Economy in Africa
ZCIEA Secretary General conducted skills negotiation trainings from 27 to 29 March 2019 in Chegutu, Zvishavane, and Mashava.
The training aimed to capacitate the local leaders and members to be able to lobby and advocate with local authorities, government arms and other key spaces at their local level. The trained members became equipped to address issues that affect them in a productive way
Mrs Mandishona the ZCIEA National Chairperson for Woman’s structure attended the 1ST Forum of Social Security Institutions in Africa Representing informal economy traders from the 29th – 30th of March 2019 in Ethiopia Addis Ababa.
On the 3rd of May 2019 ZCIEA Chegutu territorial negotiation team went to Chegutu city council and ZRP following up on the Memorandum of understanding submissions done on the 18th of December 2018. Their negotiation team consisted of three men, one woman and a youth.
Following the unlawful removal of informal traders at Jambanja market in Chitungwiza as of court ruling of 2010, ZCIEA has since intervened helping them to regain their prowess through legal action.
ZCIEA’s legal representative wrote a letter to the Chitungwiza Municipality and Zimbabwe Republic Police ordering them to desist from harassing informal traders by interfering with their lawful business.