“We expect to see human rights being upheld,” said Vimbai Nhutsve-Musengi, coordinator foir the central region of the National Association of Non-Governmental Organisations. “We want to see more child-friendly, gender sensitive and pro-poor policies.”
Nhutsve-Musengi told The Zimbabwean that civil society expected the Zanu (PF) government to make allowances for unhindered humanitarian work.
“Our work as NGOs is going to be better in the coming year because we will be faced with one government instead of a double-edged authority, which always pulled in different directions,” she said. “The present government will not have an opportunity to give excuses for denying us preferred terms of working by blaming other partners, as was the case in the past few years. Zanu (PF) in the past would blame MDC-T for our challenges. On the other hand, MDC-T would also put blame on Zanu (PF). It was difficult to achieve anything.”
She said NANGO was working with Save the Children, Childline, Musasa Project and the Women’s Coalition of Zimbabwe to help marginalised groups.Post published in: News