Urban Councils Association of Zimbabwe

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Urban Councils Association of Zimbabwe
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AbbreviationUCAZ
PredecessorLocal Government Association of Zimbabwe-Rhodesia
Formation1923
Headquarters30 Samora Machel Avenue, Insurance House First Floor
Location
Websitehttps://ucaz.org.zw/
RemarksTel: +263 242 794977
Email: ucaz@ucaz.org

The Urban Councils Association of Zimbabwe (UCAZ) is one of the oldest local government associations in Africa. It started as a loose forum of municipalities in 1923 when councils used to meet and discuss matters of common concern. In 1940 the forum adopted a constitution which established the Local Government Association of Southern Rhodesia (LGASR) with a permanent secretariat.

Background

The Urban Councils Association of Zimbabwe (UCAZ) is one of the oldest local government associations in Africa. It started as a loose forum of municipalities in 1923 when councils used to meet and discuss matters of common concern. In 1940 the forum adopted a constitution which established the Local Government Association of Southern Rhodesia (LGASR) with a permanent secretariat. The Association has gone through many name changes from LGASR, Local Government Association of Rhodesia, Local Government Association of Zimbabwe-Rhodesia to the Urban Councils Association of Zimbabwe. UCAZ is a voluntary association of 32 urban local authorities, enjoying a 100% membership of all urban councils in Zimbabwe. The UCAZ constitution was last amended in June 2002 in order to reflect the new challenges brought about by government`s decentralisation policy as well as other changes in the local government sector.[1]

Funding

The Association is funded through members subscriptions. It also receives assistance from donors and partners in local government.

Members

  • Beitbridge Town Council
  • Bindura Municipality
  • Chipinge Town Council
  • Chiredzi Town Council
  • Chirundu Local Board
  • Chitungwiza Municipality
  • Bulawayo City Council
  • City of Gweru
  • City of Harare
  • City of Kadoma
  • City of Kwekwe
  • City of Masvingo
  • City of Mutare
  • Epworth Local Board
  • Gokwe Town Council
  • Hwange Local Board
  • Karoi Town Council
  • Lupane Local Board
  • Municipality of Chegutu
  • Municipality of Chinhoyi
  • Municipality of Gwanda
  • Municipality of Marondera
  • Municipality of Redcliff
  • Municipality of Victoria Falls
  • Municipality of Kariba
  • Norton Town Council
  • Plumtree Town Council
  • Rusape Town Council
  • Ruwa Local Board
  • Shurugwi Town Council
  • Zvishavane Town Council





References

  1. [1], UCAZ, Accessed: 8 April, 2019