IJSRP, Volume 6, Issue 9, September 2016 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]
Chigunwe Taurai, Kudenga Mugove, Chigunwe Giliet
This study sought to find out the participation of residents of local authorities in local government issues between 2008 and 2013. This paper looks at the attitudes of local government counselors towards residents’ contributions in local governance processes. The study was carried out against a background of a perception that during the last decade service delivery by local authorities in Zimbabwe has declined drastically. Although many factors could be attributed to this decline, it can be argued that residents’ participation in the local governance processes has also reduced drastically resulting in misplaced priorities and corruption by the local authorities.