Gender Links to market NetOne products

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Mobile network company NetOne has engaged Gender Links to market its products in Zimbabwe, while at the same time advancing the cause of women, particularly those in outlying areas.

BY Staff reporter

Speaking at the Gender Links Zimbabwe awards ceremony in Harare on Wednesday night, NetOne managing director Reward Kangai said his organisation had been in partnership with one arm of the Southern Africa gender group, Emerging Entrepreneurs, but was now extending the relationship to the mother body itself.

“NetOne is going a step further by signing a memorandum of understanding with Gender Links itself, an organisation with a countrywide membership,” Kangai said.

“In this arrangement, women will be trained to become our agents, selling NetOne products. The women are to be paid on commission, meaning the more one sells, the more income they generate.”

Kangai said women stood to benefit from NetOne’s advanced technology which the company was set to roll out soon.

“NetOne is bracing to avail its customers with 4G which provides extremely high Internet connectivity. This development should result in our women engaging in various self-help projects, communicating effectively amongst themselves, their clients and families,” he said.

Speaking at the same occasion, Netsai Jaiwa, an official from the Ministry of Local Government, Public Works and Urban Development who represented minister Ignatius Chombo, hailed Gender Links for rewarding members who excelled from various councils throughout the country, adding that women’s issues were close to the minister’s heart.

“The minister is highly passionate about the development of women and will leave no stone unturned to ensure that they are uplifted in every sector,” Jaiwa said.

At the awards ceremony, entrepreneurs from Kadoma City Council stole the thunder after scooping three awards and coming second in three other categories.