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Devolution road show halts business in Norton

by BustopTV

By Staff Reporter

Business came to a stand still as thousands of people gathered at Katanga shopping centre in Norton on Friday January 24 as Norton Residents Alliance (NORA) in conjuction with Harare Residents Forum (HAMREF) and Jibilika held a road show to educate residents about devolution.

The theme of the roadshow was “Leave no resident behind” and with the way people came it seemed as though no one was left behind.

NORA Vice Chairperson Tichaona Makonyonga said that the reason for the road show was achieved as the ages of the attendees ranged from the elementary school goers to the senior citizens.

“It was our wish to teach the residents about devolution and when HAMREF gave us this opportunity to host a road show, we knew that it was going to reach a bigger audience. It is important that people get to know about the constitutional provisions so that they are not ignorant and left out in the process of devolution.

“Today I am happy because every age group is represented. There are very young children and the senior citizens too. We put across a message to them and all learnt in the same way both young and old.”

The day began slowly with the sound system being setup that people who were around could not tell what was going on. As soon as the first strand of string sounded through the speaker, suddenly people started gathering in handfuls.

When the people were being taught on devolution they seemed to be very attentive as they were silent and possibly paying attention to the speaker.

The crowd was taken through the different sections of the constitution that talk about devolution and the objectives of such.

The crowd was engaged all the way as they were given the importance of devolution and what it means to fully devolve.

After the engagements between HAMREF and the Norton residents, gospel artist Archie Stryda wowed the fans with an acoustic session as he performed two songs off his debut album Born to do this.

It was Mambo Dhuterere who put the crowd in a frenzy. Clad in all white, Mambo and Mai Mambo walked to the stage fusing well with the whole band which was in green with the crowd in their on colours of hysteria at the show of the man of the moment.

Mambo Dhuterere sang all his hit songs and the fans were singing along. It was the song Mweya ndisesekedze that stood out to be the epitome of his performance. He managed to involve the fans throughout his act and the road show was capped in style.

Meanwhile, the road shows will also be happening in Zengeza, Epworth, Ruwa, Seke and Harare in the next two weeks.

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