The Chitungwiza and Manyame Rural Residents Association (CAMERA) congratulates all the parliamentary and local government candidates in Chitungwiza and Manyame/Seke rural who were successfully elected into public office positions in the just ended harmonized elections. CAMERA takes this opportunity to wish them a fruitful term of office which will leave an indelible mark in the socio-economic transformation of the citizens in their respective areas.
The residents of Chitungwiza and Manyame rural have the following expectations from the recently elected councillors:
- That the councils provide an equal access to basic services such as clean, safe and potable water, healthcare and a clean environment for all residents.
- Zero tolerance to corrupt activities by the Chitungwiza Municipality and the Manyame Rural District Council. The two councils must strive to be open and transparent in delivering their mandates.
- Equal access to economic opportunities such as land, vending spaces and affordable housing among others.
- Non-privatization of basic commodities and services such as water, healthcare and education.
- Adherence to the principles of non-politicization and non-partisan distribution of social services including land, housing and food aid and employment opportunities.
The residents of Chitungwiza and Manyame rural implore the Parliament of Zimbabwe to play its part of “making laws for the peace, order and good governance of Zimbabwe” and align all local government laws with the 2013 Constitution. Parliament must ensure the full operationalization of the same charter, especially chapter 14. CAMERA calls upon the Executive not to unduly interfere with local authorities’ mandates.
Source: Chitungwiza and Manyame Rural Residents Association (CAMERA)