Chegutu Rural District Council COE

Date: October 17, 2016
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Chegutu RDC

Fact file
Country Zimbabwe
Province/Region  Mashonaland West
Baseline score  39
Latest score
Population  153,655
Number of women councillors  5
Number of men councillors  29
Joined the COE programme  2016
Anchored Entrepreneurship Programme  No

The town is located in Chegutu District, Mashonaland West, in central-northern Zimbabwe. Chegutu is the commercial and administrative centre of the surrounding district. Having been established as a mining settlement by gold prospectors, mining for gold and nickel remains important in the area. Its agricultural economy was is mainly, maize and cotton production. One of Zimbabwe’s largest textile mills was established there. Chegutu RDC shares the town with Chegutu Municipality.

The council is a spoke council in the hub and spoke programme for gender mainstreaming in local government, mentored by Zvimba RDC. In Chegutu Rural District Council there are ward gender committees. The council has also invested in infrastructure like solar-powered piped water and construction of clinics.



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