This article examines the constitution driven process of devolution in Zimbabwe. With a particular focus on local governments, the paper highlights the objectives of the 2013 Constitution in revamping local governance and improving good governance. The most critical objective is the devolution of power from central government to local government, a fundamental principle of good governance which was virtually absent in a centralised system of governance. With the enactment of the 2013 Constitution, it was hoped that through local governments, public participation, peace and unity would be enhanced as well as an improvement in the equitable distribution of resources. However, the events on the ground show that since 2013, devolution is still a fallacy as evidenced by the underdevelopment and marginalisation of resource rich provinces in Zimbabwe.
Jean Mukoyi (2020); Chapter 14 of the Constitution and Implementation of Devolution in Zimbabwe; International Journal of Scientific and Research Publications (IJSRP)
10(11) (ISSN: 2250-3153), DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.29322/IJSRP.10.11.2020.p10795