Mnangagwa sets devolution wheels in motion

President Emmerson Mnangagwa has tasked newly re-assigned minister in the President’s Office in charge of monitoring and implementation of government projects, Jorum Gumbo to spearhead the issue of devolution.

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Mnangagwa reiterated that his government will continue to support ZACC and other institutions with other necessary legal and policy resources.

President Emmerson Mnangagwa has tasked newly re-assigned minister in the President’s Office in charge of monitoring and implementation of government projects, Jorum Gumbo to spearhead the issue of devolution.

Gumbo, the former Energy minister was demoted two weeks ago and now will focus on government projects.

At the Tuesday cabinet meeting, he tabled policy guidelines on the Zimbabwe devolution and decentralisation program.

The program according to Gumbo outlines the objective of devolution as well as how central government was to cede some of its powers to provincial council and metropolitan council as required by the constitution of Zimbabwe.

The minister said Mnangagwa was taking devolution seriously and wants to cede some responsibilities that were with central government to provincial and local authorities.

The policy sets mechanism to empower communities to manage their own resources and further win development.