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Decentralisation of planning, approval and decision-making processes to promote growth of local industries in the provinces and districts.

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Roll out of devolution programme for 2020 with a ZWL 2,93 Billion Budget.



Jan. 25, 2020

Devolution has started bearing fruit, with the implementation of an assortment of projects, from dams, roads and clinics to schools and police bases, among others, transforming the countryside. Development projects have been rolled out countrywide as provinces use $2,93 billion set aside for devolution in the 2020 National Budget.

Previous Updates

Preparations for the devolution within the midlands province



Sept. 6, 2019

The Midlands Province is working on establishing its net worth, as devolution implementation gathers momentum. This comes as provincial councils and local authorities have been directed to craft development programmes that inform their expenditures to be funded through Intergovernmental Fiscal Transfers.


Roll out of devolution awareness campaign through government owned media houses.



Aug. 30, 2019

Devolution is not just good economics but is also clearly directed by the Constitution. Business Weekly, a news publication under media group Zimpapers, will be rolling out provincial devolution roadshows starting with Midlands today to help unpack Government’s decentralisation concept, close information gaps and facilitate stakeholder participation and contribute towards effective implementation of the national programme.


Commencement of Devolution in Masvingo



Aug. 22, 2019

Masvingo Provincial Affairs Minister Ezra Chadzamira says the devolution crusade is on track and a number of programmes are being implemented despite delays in crafting the much-awaited Bill. Parliament is yet to craft the Devolution Bill despite it getting a nod from President Mnangagwa and Cabinet.

Provinces receive devolution funds



July 22, 2019

GOVERNMENT’S devolution agenda has taken off in earnest, as provinces begin to utilise development funds under the $310 million facility set aside by Treasury, with Finance and Economic Development Minister Professor Mthuli Ncube saying the amount will be increased in the next cycle. Government allocated the funds to be shared among the 10 provinces based on a number of factors such as poverty levels in all rural districts, quality of infrastructure and size of population.

President E.D. Mnangagwa takes charge of devolution.



May 13, 2019

President Mnangagwa has become the first President in the history of the country to assume the chairmanship of two Cabinet committees 1. Finance and Economic Affairs and 2. Devolution, because he wants to pay more attention to the two sectors that are close to his heart, a Cabinet minister revealed, Addressing the Mashonaland West Devolution and Business Conference in Chinhoyi, Local Government, Public Works and National Housing Minister July Moyo said President Mnangagwa re-organised Cabinet so that he can drive the devolution concept. He said under devolution, Government is this year fighting marginalisation and pushing development in marginalised communities.