Residents Associations and CSOs Launch a Devolution Campaign

The Combined Harare Residents Association in collaboration with residents associations in all provinces, and civic society organizations has launched a national devolution campaign code named #3DCampaign.

The main objective of the campaign is to build citizen voice and agency among women and youths in devolution implementation and alignment of local government laws while building alliances and national consensus on devolution

The launch of the campaign come at a time when the government of Zimbabwe has developed a Devolution and Decentralization Policy and commenced a process of aligning local government laws with the constitution.

Service delivery in Zimbabwe has become a major challenge as most local authorities are failing to provide basic social services which has been mainly attributed to poor financing, corruption, abuse of power and lack of citizens’ oversight role on public bodies among others.

The campaign intends to cement and galvanize provisions of the constitution that promote self-government of local authorities, and recognition of the right of communities to manage their affairs in deciding their development agenda in the proposed local government legislation.

CSOs and Residents Associations that attended the meeting resolved to work together in an inclusive and well-coordinated fashion on the promotion of Devolution in Zimbabwe.

Source: Combined Harare Residents Association (CHRA)

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