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Habakkuk Trust
October 07, 2013

Gwanda

Habakkuk Trust 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.

The initiative 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.

Matobo

Meanwhile the 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.

Mangwe

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.

Habakkuk Trust 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 teams.

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