We the institutions here present;
United as stakeholders working for the effective participation of residents in the actualization of devolution in the Harare Metropolitan Province;
Guided by constitutional provisions on devolution particularly Section 3(2)(j),Section 3(2)(i),Section 3(2)(f),Section 3(2)(g),Section 5,Section 9,Section 13,Section 194,Section 301 and the whole of Chapter 14;
Acknowledging that different stakeholders have heard consultative meetings, producing position papers on devolution;
Emphasizing the utmost respect of the people of Zimbabwe from whom the authority to govern is derived;
Critically aware that the government intends to hold a national devolution conference in November of 2019, and likewise, the need for well coordinated consultations that creatively feeds into the scheduled conference;
Following engaged deliberations at this Devolution Conference held at the Rainbow Hotel on the 5th of September 2019, delegates resolved that;
- Compose a working group that will superintend over the formulation of a devolution strategic plan in 2 months. The working group should deal with strategies on civic engagement; monitoring and observation of government led process; media engagement; advocacy and lobby; mobilization of masses; capacity enhancement.
- Principles underlying devolution which have been developed by the Cabinet should be reviewed to echo the spirit and letter of the Constitution of Zimbabwe Amendment (No. 20) 2013.
- Consolidate different stakeholders’ contributions into a shared position and take the process and #LeaveNoResidentBehind Campaign forward.
Source: Harare Metropolitan Residents Forum