THE Coca-Cola Women’s Linc Zimbabwe, a chapter comprising of female employees of Delta Corporation Limited, Schweppes Zimbabwe Limited, Mutare Bottling Company and the Zimbabwe Prisons Correctional Service has donated uniform material, sanitary wear and beverages to female prisoners in Zimbabwe.
By Michael Gwarisa
The donation which is valued at ZW$200,000 was raised by the organizations’ female employees from their pockets with a view of making a difference in the lives of our female.
Speaking at the handover ceremony, Coca-Cola Women’s Linc Zim president Patricia Murambinda said women’s demand for health services should always be respected regardless of circumstances.
Stakeholder engagement was an integral element to the Coca-Cola Women’s Linc’s work in developing, designing and implementing services and policies that benefit all stakeholders especially women. It is my wish that this engagement not only bolster our relations with a special focus on female prisoners but also foster greater understanding of the Coca-Cola Women’s Linc’s vision, mission, its core values, key programmes, and developments,” said Murambinda.
She added that the Linc’s executive committee is always set to focus and re-think its relationship with the women in the organisation and in the community within which its businesses are located and through that, to establish enduring linkages with the women community at large and with all itsother relevant stakeholders.
“The Coca-Cola Companyhas moved ahead to ensure that women’s concerns are addressed within the male dominated industry.
“The movementis significant –it’s a commitment which goes beyond a mere promise hence the drive of the Coca-Cola Women’s Linc program where women within the organisation connect and inspire each other in their different work spheres. The Coca-Cola Company no longer treats its engagement with women as a mere responsibility issue. It is a non-negotiable investment matter based on principle and not promise.”