ZYWNP speaks on its Access to Information campaign initiative in Mutoko

The Zimbabwe Young Women’s Network For Peace Building (ZYWNP) has been running an Access to information intervention in Mutoko for the past year where they have been requesting authorities for information regarding Government’s position around the construction of schools and resource mobilization for education facilities. The initiative was also an opportunity for ZYWNP to provide a platform […]

Is the Mutoko Community Share Ownership Trust benefiting the community?

Zimbabwe Young Women’s Network for Peacebuilding (ZYWNP) in partnership with MISA Zimbabwe has been working to promote the right of every Zimbabwean to access to information under the Access to information campaign. Through MISA Zimbabwe’s training and support initiatives under this campaign, ZYWNP has been monitoring the transparency and accountability of public and government institutions to share information with the public and has so far, written and sent 2 information requests to the Mutoko Rural District Council and the Ministry of Lands, Land reform and Resettlement Mashonaland East Provincial office in Marondera. Read more about Is the Mutoko Community Share Ownership Trust benefiting the community?

Govt shifts goalposts on Masvingo dualisation compensation

Joram Gumbo

GOVERNMENT has started shifting goalposts on who will compensate thousands of villagers and businesspeople likely to be displaced during the dualisation of the Harare-Beitbridge Highway, with Transport minister Joram Gumbo yesterday failing to explain convincingly whose responsibility compensation was. Read more about Govt shifts goalposts on Masvingo dualisation compensation

Response from Mutoko Rural District Council regarding ZYWNP request

On the 13th of July 2017 at 14:00 hrs, ZYWNP received responses to the questions asked in the letter submitted to the Mutoko District land office on the 12th of July 2017 at 11:00hrs. The response that we wanted more was on whether the Ministry of Lands has remitted the unit tax to Mutoko RDC and how much they have remitted to help us to assess how the unit tax has been used to promote community development through delivery of public services in the District. Read more about Response from Mutoko Rural District Council regarding ZYWNP request

Mutoko Community Share ownership Trust backs off on commitment

Residents in Mutoko Ward 9 have increased household levies in order to complete the roofing of Early Childhood Development (ECD) block, following the failure of the Mutoko Community Share Ownership Trust to honour its commitment to assist the community last year. Read more about Mutoko Community Share ownership Trust backs off on commitment

Chitungwiza residents meet municipality commission

Chitungwiza residents yesterday met the municipality’s commission in the Council chambers. This was after the Chitungwiza Residents Trust (Chitrest) requested to meet the commission currently administering the affairs of the town after the suspension from office of the Mayor and councillors on 27 April 2017 by the Ministry of Local Government, Public Works and National […]

Demolished house in Seke Unit C

Land ownership should be for all not a connected minority

The Chitungwiza Residents Trust (Chitrest) appreciates the rationale behind the setting up of a committee to investigate shady land deals in all major urban areas to deal with the chaos that has been created by some corrupt and politically connected land barons. Chitrest has always maintained its held position that urban land allocation is being […]