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Residents Association Says Progress Made in Local Campaigns

  • Sithandekile Mhlanga

The association’s organizing secretary Ambrose Sibindi says the imposition of special interest councilors is now a thing of the past.

The Bulawayo Progressive Residents Association says it has made remarkable contributions to local governance issues in the city in the past few years.

This includes successfully campaigning against the imposition of special interest councilors by the ministry of local government and national housing.

This was revealed during the association’s annual general meeting held Sunday evening in Bulawayo, where most of the leadership retained its posts.

The association’s organizing secretary Ambrose Sibindi says allegations that his association campaigned for the MDC-T, which won all parliamentary and council seats in Bulawayo, are not true.

He adds this is because the membership of his organization comprises people from different political and religious affiliations.

He says other victories won by the association on behalf of residents include controversies surrounding the issues of Zimbabwe National Water Authority (ZINWA), Basic Education Assistance Module (BEAM), and water service provision in the City.

Sibindi says the Bulawayo Progressive Residents Association has also encouraged residents to actively engage in local governance issues.

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