Khupe Gets Prestigious African Award Nomination

Khupe is in the running for the African Achievers Award for Service to Democracy and Women Empowerment.
CAASS UK, a Birmingham-based children and vulnerable adults’ charity group organises the awards.
In a citation, the organisers were full of praise for Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai’s deputy in the main Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) party.
“Since her appointment as the Deputy Prime Minister in February 2009, Deputy Prime Minister Khupe set her focus on improving the quality of life of women and has been at the forefront of the 50/50 representation in Parliament,” CAASS said.
“It is her belief that unless women are represented in Parliament, their issues will remain unresolved.
“Issues such as gender budgeting and access to equal opportunities can be addressed if women are equally represented in Parliament since this is where budgets are passed and laws are made,” organisers said.
The CAASS award recognises “successful and confident Africans who unselfishly invest their time and talents towards building as stronger community.”
“The award categories range from; business and entrepreneurship, arts and culture, community services and education, leadership and excellence, among others,” the organisers said in a statement. It is recognition of those that have contributed in the rising of Africa.”