Volume 1 of the Crisis Report September 2021 edition covers the just ended Zambian elections, displacements and concerns by citizens on the implementation of devolution. To get more insights on these issues read on!
Displacements: Villagers feel betrayed by govt
Villagers in Chisumbanje and Chinyamukwakwa villages feel let down by the government of Zimbabwe following continuous displacements from their ancestral lands.Pleas for the government to intervene and stop the displacements by Green Fuel (Pvt) Ltd, owned by businessman, Billy Rautenbach have failed to bear fruit amid reports that some of the displaced families have re-settled in Mozambique.
RAs express concern over devolution implementation
THE Combined Harare Residents Association (CHRA) has expressed concern over the concerted efforts by the government to recentralise local governance against the spirit of devolution. In an interview with the Crisis Report, CHRA programmes manager Reuben Akili said the state was bulldozing its way into local government affairs hence derailing devolution progress.
Women’s’ organisations pressure govt to implement the constitution by enacting a gender equality law
Gender inequality remains one of the obstacles to development and worldwide. Zimbabwe tops among other African countries whose levels of women’s participation and representation is way below 50% despite gender equality targets of 50/50 as articulated in various regional and global instruments aimed at the advancement of women across sectors. In Zimbabwe, the 2013 Constitution provides for gender equality and non-discrimination. It also clearly provides for the rights of women including participation and representation in socio-economic and political life.
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Source: Crisis in Zimbabwe Coalition