Zimbabwe cabinet approves bill on decentralization
By 21 November 2018
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Cabinet yesterday approved principles of the Provincial Councils and Administration (Amendment) Bill which spells out the mechanisms of decentralisation and devolution. President Mnangagwa’s administration is working on devolving power to provincial councils in line with the Constitution.
Section (2) of the Constitution obliges central government to cede more powers to provincial councils for them to set local development priorities.
In her weekly Cabinet meeting updates, Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services Minister Monica Mutsvangwa said Government was walking the talk on devolution.
“Cabinet approved the principles of the Provincial Councils and Administration (Amendment) Bill which was presented by the Minister of Local Government, Public Works and National Housing (July Moyo),” she said.
“The amendments have been prompted by the need to align the current Provincial Councils and Administration Act [Chapter 29:11] with the provisions of the New Constitution of Zimbabwe Amendment Number 20 which advocate for the devolution of power to provincial and metropolitan councils.”
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