Zanu PF says devolution comes with responsibility and is a crucial concept for local economic development at community level.

Projects are still being discussed on how the devolution endeavour can be structured.

The consensus arrived at is that devolution may be far from being adequate if it does not address food security, self- sustenance and economic progress.

At a local level, communities want economically viable projects through the assistance of central government, the private sector and other development partners.

The ruling Zanu PF said communities must play an integral role in their own local development programmes.

As the party held its victory celebrations in ward 4, Matshiloni in Beitbridge west, the party leadership said it is important for communities, traditional leaders, and development agencies to work together in rolling out socio-economic development projects.

Zanu PF Matabeleland South provincial chairperson Cde Rabelani Choeni and Beitbridge West legislator Cde Ruth Maboyi urged for a united appreciation of local development programmes.

As one of the key provinces where livestock rearing is a source of livelihood for many, local communities hope to capitalise on that advantage.