What is devolution of power?

Bulawayo Progressive Residents Association, Bulawayo Agenda and the National Youth Development Trust on Saturday held a devolution and democracy conference. Academics, scholars, development and political science experts, politicians, lawyers, activists and residents’ representatives discussed the contentious issue of devolution of power and how it could lead to effective governance.

The conference sought to iron out myths concerning the issue of devolution, discuss its advantages and disadvantages, analyse how other countries in Africa have implemented the concept, noting its successes and failures and come up with a model on devolution. A journal is being compiled to explain to citizens the concept of devolution of power.

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