Gwanda Rural District Council COE


Date: August 4, 2015
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Fact file
Country Zimbabwe
Province/Region  Matebeleland South
Baseline score  40
Latest score
Population  115,778
Number of women councillors  4
Number of men councillors  20
Joined the COE programme  2015
Anchored Entrepreneurship Programme  No
Summit 2015

Gwanda the capital of the province of Matabeleland South, one of the 10 administrative provinces in the country. The name Gwanda derives from the Ndebele word Kwanda. Gwanda’s largest and oldest suburb derives its name from that of a nearby hill known as Jahunda. Gwanda also refers to the rural district around the town. It is located approximately 122 kilometres, by road, southeast of Bulawayo, the nearest large city.

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

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