Zimbabwe is a country rich in resources with farming and mining among the ones with the highest GDPs, we all know that. As young women we, like everyone else need land, mines and enjoy what the land of Zimbabwe has to offer in our journey seeking economic empowerment. Unfortunately it seems the men and women do not believe we have the capability to own land and manage it and yet women are the one’s that account for most of the labour in the field. What’s saddening is when a young woman desires land it becomes an opportunity to make money and have sex. Some of the reasons are lack of adequate information on the process of acquiring land or any other resource, non transparent systems that allow perpetrators to take advantage of the scenario among other reasons and the myth that the only way to get land is to succumb to advances with the men claiming to be the relevant authorities or “can make things happen”
In 2013 young women lets work together, get our information right and spread it, demand our rights as young women and citizens of Zimbabwe. and please for those who do have the information already do share!! Taramba kusara!!
- Land in Zimbabwe is free, u do not pay in order to get land, unless someone is selling to you their piece of land in which case they need to present offer letter to confirm ownership
- You cannot own land without an offer letter with your name on it.
Will keep you posted on the process of land and mine claim acqusitions including the systems to go through. Information is power
written by Rumbidzai Mashavave