Nkulumane – Councillor for Bulawayo’s Ward 22, Rodney Jele, one of the youngest the city has ever elected to chamber, says the Zimbabwe Development Democracy Trust (ZDDT) has helped him grow as a leader.
Ward 22 covers the areas of Bullet, Sekusile and Manemo shopping centres, all in Nkulumane.
“I have learnt a lot from so many workshops on leadership training actually facilitated by ZDDT,” Cllr Jele told ZDDT News, after a recent Zone Meeting held at Nkulumane Housing Office (pictured below).
“This has really made me grow as an individual and have the capacity to lead the people as a young person obviously.”
The trust conducted a number of trainings for the councillors when they came into office in 2013 to help them deliver on their mandate.
Turning 30 this year, Cllr Jele has been a councillor for the past four years and actively participates in all Council activities, including the monthly full Council meetings and he chairs the Audit Committee and sits on the Water and Finance Committees.