Bulawayo Progressive Residents Association

Bulawayo Progressive Residents Association (BPRA) is a community-based and membership-driven organisation established in 2007 with the view of providing a non-partisan platform for effective residents and stakeholder interaction and participation in local governance. The association composed of 19 member committees in each of Bulawayo’s 29 wards. BPRA is registered as a Trust (MA280/2007) with the High Court of Zimbabwe in accordance with Zimbabwean law. The BPRA is a platform through which residents can demand greater inclusion in local decision-making and increase interaction between local government officials, councillors and the residents. The BPRA was established to respond to challenges that residents of Bulawayo have been facing for a long-time relating to the perennial water shortages and the elusive “Matabeleland and Zambezi Water Project”, poor service delivery, erosion of local autonomy as well as lack of transparency and accountability in local government. Through its mobilising and advocacy work the BPRA seeks achieve the following objectives: • Represent and support the residents of Bulawayo by advocating for transparent, affordable and quality municipal services on a professional non-partisan basis. • To promote the effective participation of women, youths and other vulnerable groups in residents’ activities in local governance. • To facilitate research and dissemination of information to the residents of Bulawayo. • To support increased dialogue between residents, councillors, central government and other public institutions. • To build synergies with other local, national and international organisations both public and private with similar objectives in any way that advances the interests of residents. ShareThis

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1 Hood Avenue/148 Jan Smuts; Rosebank, GP 2196; South Africa
E 28° 2.1600000000001" S -26° 8.7420000000001"
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