by Joy Chipoyi
Zimbabwe Chamber of Informal Economy Associations (ZCIEA), the territorial committees have been engaging with their local authorities, government arms, and stakeholders across ZCIEA’s forty-six territories. Lobby and advocacy are the main activities of the organization to increase the scope of influence, improve policies and achieve structural changes in key areas such as the social, economic, and political needs of the informal economy.
On the 22nd of September 2021, Triangle Territory engaged with Community Tolerance Reconciliation and Development (COTRAD), Women’s Academy for Leadership and Political Excellency (WALPE), Environmental Management Agency (EMA), local health officials, and Chiredzi Rural District Council.
The main agenda of the advocacy work was to formalize operations of the informal workers and traders in Triangle as part of the work we target to do under the Memorandum of Understanding which ZCIEA has with the Chiredzi Rural District Council.
Among the benefits gained during the engagement, ZCIEA and Chiredzi Rural District Council agreed to meet halfway in constructing toilets for the informal traders by sharing the budget in half. Chiredzi Rural District Council promised to allocate stands to informal traders and workers.
‘The Chamber That Delivers’