Believe Nyakudjara Senior Reporter
First Lady Amai Grace Mugabe has been hailed for the sterling work she is undertaking at the Amai Mugabe Children’s Home and Alpha Omega diary project in Mazowe.
The visiting 2015 United Nations Affairs and External Relations Committee member for Africa and the Middle East, Linda Ben, who was part of a Southern African business delegation that toured Amai Mugabe Children’s Home and the First Family’s dairy project on Thursday, was impressed with what she saw.
The delegation, which has links with the Junior Chamber International, had earlier met President Mugabe and the First Lady.
“I must also say we have been impressed with the humanitarian work being done by the First Lady here, the charity work, and I would like to share this experience with the other colleagues when we go back to South Africa.
“Everyone was blown away with what the First Lady and the President are doing for the less privileged.
“We had the rare opportunity to tour their works and we liked it,” said Ms Ben.
The First Lady looks after hundreds of orphans at her Mazowe Children’s Home in addition to other philanthropic roles she plays, especially at Harare’s Danhiko School for the Disabled, where she sponsors the annual Paralympic Games.
The delegation also delivered a congratulatory message to President Mugabe for his election to the position of African Union chairman at the 24th Ordinary session of the African Union General Assembly in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, last month.
“We are very excited, we had quality time with President Mugabe, we had the chance to congratulate him on his appointment as AU chairman.
“We really felt we needed to partner with the AU as JCI because of the voluntary work that we do as an organisation.
“We will invite international executives of JCI to come and a have a word with President Mugabe.
“We believe with the AU’s support, we can be able to solve African problems.”