Mudzi Rural District Council COE

Date: October 7, 2018
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Fact file
Country Zimbabwe
Province/Region Mashonaland East
Baseline score 53
Post 2015 score
Population 133,252
Number of women councillors  4
Number of men councillors  19
Joined the COE programme  2018
Anchored Entrepreneurship Programme  No

Mudzi Rural District Council is located in Mashonaland East Province, Zimbabwe. It is located in the far eastern part of Zimbabwe, and covers 4,075 square kilometres (1,573 sq mi), all of which is communal land. As of the 2012 census, the district had a population of 133,252, this is down from the 135,378 of the 2002 census and reflects emigration due to the poverty of the district. It has a single main road, A2, that runs from the town of Mutoko in Mutoko District in the southwest through the district, past the villages of Chifamba, Mudzi, Chingwena, Masarakufa, Nyamuwanga, the town of Kotwa, and the village of Muzezuru to the town of Nyamapanda before entering Mozambique to the northeast. The council has a dedicated website.

The council is a spoke council in the hub and spoke programme for gender mainstreaming in local government. The council is mentored by Murehwa RDC.

Mudzi RDC has a gender committee at the district level which is composed of technocrats. The council has a gender policy in place. The council works with women who are managing the refuse collection.

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