Decision on minimum qualifications for aspiring councilors commendable-Residents

Tanyaradzwa Kutaura |  1 year ago | local

Residents Associations have welcomed Government’s decision to set minimum qualifications for individuals seeking election as councillors in local authorities.

Speaking during a new programme, City Watch, on Capitalk 100.4 fm recently, Harare Residents Trust Director Precious Shumba and Combined Harare Residents Association Programmes Manager Reuben Akili said the move will contribute towards the selection of more capable and competent policy makers at the grassroots.

Recently, Cabinet approved a legal framework to introduce minimum qualifications for the councilors as authorities seek to improve service delivery. 

At present, any person aged 18 can stand for election as a councilor in the ward they are resident.