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No meaningful devolution without fiscal autonomy

24 October 2014 | 2788 Views
The ZAPU devolution of power concept encourages provincial legislatures and national assemblies to examine new approaches of financial resource raising and allocation. Without the ability to raise fin...
by Themba Mthethwa

15 months on, devolution still nowhere in sight

02 October 2014 | 2257 Views
A YEAR since the new government took office and 15 months after the new Constitution came into being, devolution which is part of the provisions of the new supreme law is yet to be realised, and the i...
by Staff Reporter

Devolution in Zimbabwe and the Scottish lesson

19 September 2014 | 2078 Views
All eyes were on Thursday on the referendum for Scottish independence. After 307 years of a union with England, Northern Ireland and Wales, the polls in Scotland are too close to call. This quest for ...
by Nick Mangwaba and Bernard Bwoni

The ZAPU Devolution of Power explained, Part 4 of 4

12 September 2014 | 2338 Views
This is the last article of the series that have been running in the last four weeks. In the first instalment I explained how ZAPU devolution of power can deal with the current negative tribal per...
by Themba Mthethwa

Welshman Ncube's MDC blasts Zanu-PF over devolution

09 September 2014 | 1611 Views
MDC led by Welshman Ncube has condemned the apparent unwillingness by the ruling Zanu-PF to set up provincial councils as required by the new Constitution saying it was a ploy to prevent devolution....
by Staff reporter

ZAPU Devolution of Power Explained part 3 of 4

06 September 2014 | 1466 Views
ZAPU devolved legislative regions have an abundant wealth of natural resources This is the third instalment of the four part series explaining the ZAPU devolution of power model. ZAPU devo...
by Themba Mthethwa

The ZAPU Devolution of power model explained part 2

30 August 2014 | 2052 Views
The ZAPU model of governance by devolution of power is a people centred approach.  This is the second series of the four part series explaining the ZAPU model of devolution of power. ...
by Themba Mthethwa

Devolution of Power Concept Explained, instalment 1 of 4

23 August 2014 | 2210 Views
The explanation of the concept of devolution of power proffered herein in this first instalment and the three subsequent ones is as espoused by the Zimbabwe African National Union (ZAPU). The devo...
by Themba Mthethwa

Welshman Ncube: A tale of two countries

08 April 2014 | 4453 Views
Kenya and Zimbabwe offer an interesting case study for us as Zimbabweans.Both Kenya and Zimbabwe had violence around its previous elections, both were on the SADC and AU agenda for a number of...
by Professor Welshman Ncube

Devolution insults Zimbabwe's dignity

08 April 2014 | 3062 Views
Dear me. Oh, dear, me!Yes, throw the stones if you care. No sweat, but the fact is that wherever we go in this world, we leave a trail.We leave DNA; we leave fingerprints and we leave ...
by Tanonoka Joseph Whande

Lack of political will stymies devolution

04 April 2014 | 1357 Views
THE decision by former minister and member of the National Assembly for Lobengula in Bulawayo, Samuel Sipepa Nkomo, to take Local Government minister Ignatius Chombo, Justice minister Emmerson Mnangag...
by Owen Gagare

Cabinet ministers sued over devolution

28 March 2014 | 4252 Views
FORMER minister and member of the National Assembly for Lobengula in Bulawayo, Samuel Sipepa Nkomo, has dragged Local Government minister Ignatius Chombo, Justice minister Emmerson Mnangagwa and the...
by Owen Gagare

Devolution of power to begin in new year

04 December 2013 | 3294 Views
THE Provincial and Metropolitan Councils created by the new Constitution are expected to be established early next year after the completion of the draft Bill to regulate their operations. Thi...
by Staff reporter

Devolution still a pipe dream

31 October 2013 | 2338 Views
Three months after Zanu-PF romped to power, the promised devolution which partially found expression in the new charter is yet to be seen.The hope by some Zimbabweans that at long last decisio...
by Mandla Tshuma

Mugabe 'ditches' devolution

12 September 2013 | 5964 Views
THE appointment of Ministers of State for Provincial Affairs by President Robert Mugabe has all but effectively suppressed devolution of power, a concept enshrined in the new Constitutions, the oppos...
by Staff reporter

Bulawayo residents to embark on devolution project

11 September 2013 | 4116 Views
BULAWAYO Progressive Residents' Association (BPRA) says it is embarking on a nationwide project to lobby the government to enact devolution of power as a system of governance.In a statement on...
by Staff reporter

'Devolution will be reversed,' says Biti

21 August 2013 | 4679 Views
MDC-T secretary-general Tendai Biti says devolution of power, one of the main issues that slowed down the constitution-making process, will be among the first casualties of Zanu-PF's two-thirds parli...
by Staff reporter

Welshman Ncube calls for full devolution of power

22 July 2013 | 4437 Views
PROFESSOR Welshman Ncube-led MDC has launched its manifesto and unveiled a policy document "Actions for devolution" in Siachilaba, Binga advocating for full devolution of power to provinces and massi...
by Staff reporter

'Devolution is the new Revolution'

21 July 2013 | 3496 Views
Movement for Democratic Change leader Professor Welshman Ncube says Zimbabwe has to move away from centralisation to devolution of power in which local communities are able to determine their own affa...
by Staff reporter

Welsh - Devolution pictures

03 April 2013 | 4379 Views
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by Ndou Paul

Zanu-PF, MDC-T paying lip service on devolution, says MDC

02 April 2013 | 3041 Views
THE Welshman Ncube-led MDC claims it is the only party with the capacity to implement devolution of power and has accused Zanu-PF and the MDC-T of paying lip service to the governance model due to "fe...
by Staff reporter

Zanu-PF will not implement devolution if it wins, says MDC

02 April 2013 | 2640 Views
The Welshman Ncube-led MDC says devolution will not be properly implemented if Zanu-PF wins the forthcoming general election as the party does not ideologically believe in the concept.The prin...
by Staff reporter

Bazinga! A fool's guide to devolution in the draft charter

31 January 2013 | 3410 Views
* 'Bazinga' is a recreation of 'zing', meaning 'to fool' and comes from the fictional character of Sheldon Cooper in the US comedy series The Big Bang Theory. The se...
by Kingdom of Matebeleland

MDC to reinstate devolution if it wins elections

25 January 2013 | 4570 Views
The MDC led by Industry and Commerce minister Welshman Ncube says it will revisit the Constitution with a view to reinstating devolution of power if it wins this year's elections.The party's ...
by Staff reporter

Devolution or Decentralisation - MDC-T walks out of a Cabinet Committee meeting

16 January 2013 | 4938 Views
MDC-T yesterday walked out of a Cabinet Committee meeting on Constitution-making after parties disagreed on whether or not to adopt devolution. The committee would now appear before the princi...
by Staff Reporter

Welshman Ncube lashes at Jonathan Moyo

07 August 2012 | 5329 Views
Movement for Democratic Change leader Welshman Ncube has attacked Tsholotsho North MP Jonathan Moyo for opposing devolution of power in the new constitution, saying he is going against popular sentim...
by Staff reporter

Why Zimbabwe needs devolution

02 August 2012 | 2700 Views
It is not only the people of Matabeleland North and South who want devolution of power but it is the six out of 10 provinces in Zimbabwe who need devolution if the people of Zimbabwe are to adopt the ...
by Methembeni Moyo

Zapu attacks MDC factions for watering down devolution

25 July 2012 | 1982 Views
Zapu youths have attacked the two MDC formations in the inclusive government for allowing Zanu-PF to manipulate the constitution-making process to water down provisions on devolution of power....
by Staff reporter

Devolution provisions not adequate

23 July 2012 | 2225 Views
Matabeleland based civic society organisations have resolved to take their lobbying for provision of a comprehensive clause that guarantees devolution of power to the Second All-Stakeholders' Conferen...
by Staff Reporter

Zanu-PF insists on opposition to devolution

10 July 2012 | 1974 Views
Zanu-PF has said it will not change its stance on devolution as the  parties in the inclusive government agreed before the 2008 elections that the governance system was divisive.President...
by Staff Reporter

People from Mat'land are capable of managing their resources

02 July 2012 | 2041 Views
Joshua Mhambi, the deputy director of strategy, planning and implementation in the Welshman Ncube-led MDC party., has described politicians opposed to devolution of power as "modern colonisers."...
by Staff reporter

Zanu-PF, MDCs decentralisation deal sparks anger

28 June 2012 | 2282 Views
Parties in the inclusive government have reached a compromise on devolution of power in the new constitution, but the deal has come under fire from civil society groups in Matabeleland. Civic society ...
by Staff Reporter

Zanu-PF agrees to devolution

27 June 2012 | 3176 Views
Zanu-PF and the two MDC parties have finally reached an agreement which will see devolution of power form part of the new constitution for Zimbabwe.Under the deal agreed by the parties, the co...
by Staff reporter

Woza members storm Parliament Building demanding devolution of power

26 June 2012 | 2319 Views
More than 500 members of the militant Women and Men of Zimbabwe Arise (WOZA) on Monday afternoon marched on Parliament in central Harare demanding the speedy completion of a draft constitution and w...
by Staff reporter

Devolution of power guaranteed says Copac chairperson

20 June 2012 | 2305 Views
COPAC Co-Chairperson, Honourable Douglas Mwonzora has assured Zimbabwean youths that devolution of power is guaranteed in the new supreme law of the land and that Zanu-PF has no powers to alter that ...
by Staff reporter

Devolution of power, what all the frenzy appears to be about

19 June 2012 | 2939 Views
The deafening crescendo of befuddled voices and opinions expressed about the ZAPU flagship policy of devolving power in Zimbabwe is as disconcerting as it is a cause for alarm. One wonders if the co...
by Dr Ralph Mguni

Nkomo supports devolution

15 June 2012 | 3181 Views
The son of the late Vice President and nationalist, Joshua Nkomo, said devolution of power should be included in the new constitution as this will help in dealing with Gukurahundi victims' compensatio...
by Staff reporter

Elite groups pushing for devolution of power

14 June 2012 | 2117 Views
The debate on devolution is not being raised by people from communities but by an elite group that includes civic organisations.In separate interviews conducted by the Daily News, commentators...
by Maxwell Sibanda I Daily News

ZAPU street mobilisation in a South Africa township

29 May 2012 | 3271 Views
On Saturday May 26th the Alexandra Township ZAPU branch took to the stre...
by Pretty Ncube

Mugabe's outburst on devolution misplaced - Dabengwa

20 May 2012 | 2005 Views
Dr Dumiso Dabengwa, the former ZIPRA military and intelligence supremo says outbursts by his former boss President Mugabe regarding the issue of devolution of power is misplaced."The outburst ...
by Ndou Paul

Zanu-PF senior members beg Dabengwa to push for devolution

19 May 2012 | 3073 Views
Senior Zanu-PF secretly advocating for devolution of power in the new constitution are reportedly in secret talks with former politburo member Dumiso Dabengwa to push the agenda as they fear victimisa...
by Nare Msupatsila

Zanu-PF tell lies about devolution not part of new constitution - MDCs

16 May 2012 | 1816 Views
THE MDC co-chairs of the Parliamentary Constitutional Select Committee (COPAC) have dismissed as "damn lies" claims by their Zanu PF counterpart that devolution of power will not form part of the new ...
by Staff reporter

Welshman Ncube's party to force for a SADC Summit over devolution

12 May 2012 | 2165 Views
The Movement for Democratic Chnage led by Welshman Ncube says it will force for a SADC Extra Ordinary Summit if President Robert Mugabe and Zanu-PF block "devolution of power" in the new draft constit...
by Staff reporter

Suspended Mutare Mayor backs devolution

04 May 2012 | 1772 Views
Suspended Mutare Mayor Brian James has backed devolution of power saying it was the answer to development and local democracy.James was speaking at a stakeholders meeting held in Mutare Hellen...
by Ndou Paul

Zanu-PF politburo member supports devolution of power

20 April 2012 | 4194 Views
Former Bulawayo Mayor and Zanu-PF politburo member Joshua Malinga has come out in full support of devolution of power.Speaking at a Leadership Spotlight public meeting organised by a Bulaway...
by Staff reporter

A fair and just Zimbabwe according to Welshman Ncube

13 April 2012 | 2201 Views
The Movement for Democratic Change president, Professor Welshman Ncube, has been lecturing his tweeter followers about...
by Nare Msupatsila

Devolution of power campaign, Zapu official arrested

12 April 2012 | 2989 Views
Bulawayo - Stanley Ncube, the opposition Zapu's organising secretary for Umguza constituency in Matebeleland North was arrested on Wednesday for campaigning for "devolution of power" to be included in...
by Ndou Paul

Devolution critics afraid of democracy say Welshman

05 April 2012 | 1266 Views
Movement for Democratic Change leader Welshman Ncube has labelled politicians campaigning against devolution as scaremongers afraid of democracy.Addressing supporters when he was donating stat...
by Ndou Paul

Manheru's 'Charamba' tirade against Welshman Ncube futile and retrogressive

01 April 2012 | 2481 Views
Mr Manheru, some say he is Mugabe himself, some say he is Mugabe's spokesperson, either way, he is the true voice of Mr Mugabe. In his last article he berated Welshman Ncube T...
by Thulani Nkala

MDC-N is pushing the devolution issue

31 March 2012 | 1534 Views
This column has in the past highlighted US and other western manoeuvres in central and the horn of Africa, all under the guise of fighting Joseph Kony and that will-of-the-wisp called Al Qaeda. It ha...
by Nathaniel Manheru

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