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Community-led development: Chiredzi North sets an example

Guest writer

The spirit of togetherness is alive and well in Chiredzi North, Ward 23 (formerly ward 24), as community members have come together to build a clinic in the Matedzi area.

This project has been funded by the government through the Devolution Program, but it is the community’s efforts that have made it possible.

Local residents have provided labor and locally available materials, as well as crowd-sourced some of the funds used in the construction of the clinic.

This is a testament to their dedication and commitment to improving their community’s access to basic medical services.

The completion of this clinic will make a significant difference in the lives of those living in Chiredzi North. No longer will they have to travel long distances to receive medical care. This will not only save time and money but also improve their overall health outcomes.

Furthermore, this same community is also working on constructing a secondary school in the area. This project will address another critical issue – high school dropouts due to long distances traveled to attend school.
It is essential to recognize the benefits brought about through the Devolution Program by the government and efforts by Chiredzi North Legislator Honourable Roy Billa.

The devolution programme has empowered communities across Zimbabwe to take charge of their development projects and work towards improving their livelihoods.
Kudos to the villagers in Matedzi!

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