“I am strongly convinced that finding right leaders in the community, society or country is the fundamental difference between prosperity and poverty, hence the need to groom young women to become future responsible leaders who will guard against prosperity,” Bridget Moyo from Gwanda.
Gwanda residents will Friday, this week, join forces with the local civil society groups working in the district to demonstrate against the Zimbabwe National Water Authority (ZINWA)'s failure to provide clean, safe and potable water as provided for in section 77 (a) of the Zimbabwean Constitution.
Pregnant women in Matabeleland South province, especially in rural areas have to endure travelling long distance to the nearest health centre to get maternal health services, a situation that resulted in many giving birth at home without proper delivery services leading to complications and subsequent deaths of both the mother and the child.
CC: Town Clerk
Gwanda Central MP – Hon Edison Gumbo
Following the directive by Zimbabwe National Water Authority (ZINWA) to install bulk water prepaid meter at the main reservoir with effect from the 7th of October 2016, Gwanda Residents Association (GRA) representatives together with the local CSOs met and resolved to reject the proposal. We strongly subscribe to the International Water Association argument that tabulate access to good, safe and reliable drinking water as one of the basic needs of human society as such we believe this needs an integrated approach and close cooperation of all stakeholders concerned in this case the residents of Gwanda.
Residents and civil society organisations in Gwanda this afternoon demonstrated against Zimbabwe National Water Authority (ZINWA) and managed to successfully hand over their petitions to Gwanda Central Legislator, Edison Gumbo, mayor Knowledge Ndhlovu and Town Clerk Priscilla Nkala in their bid to force the national authority out of the town. Another petition was also submitted to Zinwa officials despite the police’s frantic efforts to stop the protesters.