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October 07, 2013
Community Advocacy Action Team Convenors from Gwanda wards 1, 2
and 21 are this Thursday meeting on their own to strategize on how
they can collaborate as communities to tackle critical advocacy
issues affecting them.
that was started by Dambashoko Convenor, Mr Nesu Moyo is expected
to accord action team convenors an opportunity to not only peer
learn but also exchange vital skills and ideas that will ensure
that the action teams they lead are more effective and efficient.
It is also anticipated that through this initiative, action teams
may start a concept of ‘community twinning’ where two
or more communities join hands to tackle an issue that is key to
one community. This initiative will also work as a peace-building
model for communities. Speaking to Habakkuk Trust over the phone
today, Mr Nesu said he shall be ‘hosting the meeting at his
homestead this Thursday at 10am’ and he is expecting that
the initiative ‘will yield positive results’ though
it’s at its infancy stage.
Convenor for Matobo Ward 2 Action Team Mr Daniel Moyo has indicated
that the action team is set to meet on Wednesday the 16th of October
2013 to strategize on how they can effectively launch an advocacy
campaign for the local community to benefit from mining activities
in the community.
In a related
incident the Mangwe Ward 12 Community Advocacy Action Team Vice
Convenor Mr. Alois Nkomo has asked Habakkuk Trust to assist link
them with action team leaders for Wards 1, 2 and 13 so that they
can jointly come up with an advocacy strategy over the pollution
of Matole River by sewer from Plumtree Town.
has over the years been training and mentoring action teams in Bulawayo,
Gwanda, Mangwe, Matobo, Tsholotsho, UMzingwane and parts of INsiza
to be able to advocate on their own on issues affecting them with
the organization giving them technical support. This new development
is a clear sign of transformation and development among the action
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