Bulawayo - Ward 26 resident, Clara Madamombe, who participated in a constitution-writing workshop recently organized for Emganwini Community Garden beneficiaries by the Zimbabwe Development Democracy Trust (ZDDT), said she learnt a lot from the training.
“We have learnt a lot of things from this workshop that we did not even know,” said Madamombe.
“We learnt that committee members serve at our pleasure as garden members. We have been taught of their responsibilities. We now know for example, what is expected of the treasurer and chairperson. Officer bearers should execute their duties in a fair and transparent manner.”
She said should the adopted constitution be adhered to, there was no doubt their community garden, now known as Greenfields, would grow to dizzy heights.
“We can develop as a community through this constitution. We have been here since morning discussing this matter and for most of us it is our first time to attend such meetings. We now have knowledge such that we can even assist others.
As a part of ZDDT’s grassroots training, residents learn how to create a constitution and how it behaves as a rule book for success, protecting members and their investment.