Murehwa Rural District Council COE

Date: November 8, 2015
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Fact file
Country  Zimbabwe
Province/Region  Mashonaland East
Baseline score  – 2013  53
Post 2015 score (2016); (2020)  (69)-Bronze; (80)-Gold
Population  199,607
Number of women councillors  4
Number of men councillors  26
Joined the COE programme  2014
Anchored Entrepreneurship Programme  Yes
Anchored Hub and Spoke Programme (Year)  Yes (2020;2021)
Summit  2016; 2020

Murewa is situated, 75 kilometres northeast from the capital of Harare. Murewa Centre is the business hub of the inhabitants through their close proximity to Harare means they also render services to the capital, particularly vegetables. The Local authority is quite unique as it is one of a very few which has a stakeholder coordinated gender committee in place. Murehwa is a hub council. It has improved it’s gender mainstreaming initiatives by adopting a gender policy. Read the council’s 2019 institutional case study here. The council also did a verification exercise to assess their progress. The council is a hub council for Mashonaland East province rural councils in the Hub and Spoke programme for gender mainstreaming in Zimbabwe. Murewa RDC is also part of the sunrise campaign. 19 beneficiaries of the programme have benefitted from the Sunrise business revival programme. The council has developed a COVID19 response plan and is raising awareness of the virus in the community.

The council was rated the best rural hub council at the 2020 local government SADCProtocol@Work summit and 2021 regional SADCProtocol@Work summit.

Read the council’s 2016 summit case study here.

Read the council’s 2018 summit case study here.

Read Murehwa RDC 2019 verification report here.

Read Murehwa RDC 2020 case study here.

Read the Mashonaland East Hub and Spoke launch report here.

Read the 2020 SADCProtocol@Work summit report here.



Click here to see who is Driving change in Murewa    
Empowering women, ending violence in Zimbabwe
Click here to review COE Report card
Click here to view the council ASRHR factsheet
Click here to view the council ASRHR Action Plan
Click here to view the council’s Hub and Spoke launch report
View the COE Hub info

Download : Murehwa RDC Buy In Report
Download : Murehwa RDC Situational Analysis Report
Download : Murehwa RDC Statement of Commitment

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