Guruve Rural District Council COE

Date: August 4, 2015
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Fact file
Country Zimbabwe
Province/Region  Mashonaland Central
Baseline score  44
Post 2015 score (2016); (2020)  (45-Blue); (63-Bronze)
Population  124,041
Number of women councillors  1
Number of men councillors  23
Joined the COE programme  2015
Anchored Hub and Spoke Programme (Year)  No
Anchored Entrepreneurship Programme  No
Summit  2016; 2020

Guruve is one of several districts in the Mashonaland Central province of Zimbabwe. The district capital is the town of Guruve. It has 2 districts which are Upper Guruve Rural District and the Lower Guruve Rural District which is locally known referred to as Mbire District. Mbire District can be traced back to the Munhumutapa Dynasty. Guruve is demarcated into 2 constituencies which are Guruve-North  and Guruve-South constituencies.

The council has established a waiting home for expecting mothers. There are laundry facilities for the mothers after they give birth at the waiting home. The council has also initiated a programme for distributing sanitary wear to all schools and maternity wards. The council improved its rating from Blue to Bronze in the 2020 local government SADC Protocol@Work summit.

The council is a spoke council in the hub and spoke programme for gender mainstreaming, mentored by Bindura RDC.

Read the 2020 local government SADC Protocol@Work summit here.

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