Summit 2016 – Gokwe Town Council COE

Date: August 31, 2018
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Gokwe is situated in the Midlands Province. Gokwe Town Council is synonymously known for being one of the fast improving towns. With a little over 24 000 inhabitants, it is one of the few local authorities who are headed by a female Town Secretary.

The council has six councillors, with five being men and only one female. The Mayor of Gokwe Town Council is a female, and the Deputy Mayor is a man.

The council has three committees. However, all those committees are chaired by men. This council does not have a Junior Council and lacks participation of young girls and boys and people living with disabilities.

The council has employed 23 women. In the council’s management, there is only one woman who serves as a Civil Technician.

The council provides for maternity leave for the period of three months. There is no direct policy the council uses in cases of sexual harassment. However, the council uses the code of conduct to handle sexual harassment cases. The council erected a rump on one of its entrances to the town house to cater for people with disabilities.

Gokwe Town Council has allocated budget to support the gender-related programmes from 2015 and 2016.

Category Budget 2015 Budget 2016
Resources allocated to promoting gender equality in decision-making and public participation $2000 $2000
Resources allocated to promoting gender equality/family friendly/ youth and disability friendly policies and practices $2000 $2000
Resources allocated to gender-responsive local economic development $8000 $8000
Resources allocated to promoting gender/youth/PWD responsive projects on climate change $2000 $2000

One thought on “Summit 2016 – Gokwe Town Council COE”

A. Berr says:

I would like to lead the junior council, my mission in South Africa is coming to an end. I have learnt corporate governmence, commerce and industrialization.

What resources do you have.

A. Zululethu Chanda Bere
225 Peter Mokaba road
Durban 4001
South Africa

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