- Community engagement on budgeting and development processes- Chimanimani Urban
- Hon. Minister July Moyo meet with Chiefs, Councillors and some members of the civil protection committee from Chimanimani District
- Kopa to Christina road surfacing underway
- Devolution funds reconstructs Mhakwe Clinic, now in use after 30 years
- Council supports 15 primary schools with combined desks
The District is located in the South Eastern border of the country (Zimbabwe) grid reference VP6911. Chimanimani District is one of the smallest in the South East of Manicaland province, boarded by Mozambique in the east, Mutare District in the north, Buhera District in the west and Chipinge District in the south. It has an area of 3 450.14 square kilometres. The population of according to 2012 census stood at 134 939 (males 64 745, females 70194) is the smallest with density of 43.48 and 32 578 households.
In size, Chimanimani
For many, access to primary health care is remains a pipe dream and one such community is that of ward 5 (Hotsprings). With a population of 7 022 and 1709 households (census report 2012). The nearest health services for the community is Chakohwa clinic and Nyanyadzi Rural Hospital located 30 kilometers from the furthest household. For households with little income or no ox-driven carts it adds to the limited access to health services.
These challenges will become thing of
Over the years, rural schools have gone through negative transitions that has seen increased infrastructure decay. The absence of adequate financial and material support from responsible authorities has to some extend played a hand. As a result, leading to an unfavourable learning environment that has compromised the learner.
Chimanimani District has many such schools that require support. There are schools with
For more than 30 years the community of ward 18 has never been able to enjoy the use of the proposed Mhakwe clinic. In time, this has led to the existing building to be in a derelict state. Constructed during late 1980s, the structure has never been used for its intended purpose, primarily due to its failure to meet the required standards laid by the Ministry of Health.
However, all this in now a thing of the past. The coming in of the inter-governmental funds (IGF) under the Government of Zimbabwe’s Devolution programme has transformed the health