– The Vendors Initiative for Social and Economic Transformation (Viset) has
today, June 10, donated Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to vendors at
Tafara market in Mucheke.
A consignment of hand
sanitisers and hand washing bucket tanks were among some of the donated items.
The Tafara market is located in Ward 1 whose Councilor Selina Maridza expressed gratitude to the donations saying market places pose a serious threat
if they are ignored.
“A lot of people come
to do business at this market and this means that there will be great risks of
“We want to thank Viset
for handing over this donation so that our market place remains safer. Now we
have to make sure that the donation will be put to good use.
“More donations of this
kind are needed at this market,” said Maridza.
Viset director Samuel
Wadzai Mangoma said the donation was a way of empowering women to continue working for
their families during the economic hardships caused by the Covid-19 national
lockdown which has seen most of the informal sector remain closed.
“We have realized that
our economy is largely informal and vendors are contributing a lot to the growth
of the economy.
“The women are the ones
who are working at the markets to feed their families since most companies are
closed due to the Covid-19 pandemic so they need a place which is safe for them
and their customers,” said Mangoma.