The Matabeleland North provincial leadership has hailed the move by the government to ensure the implementation of devolution of power, indicating that this provides a lot of opportunities to their province.

With the promulgation of a law to complete the implementation of devolution of power set to take centre stage when Parliament resumes sitting, the leadership in Matabeleland North Province believes that the vast natural resources at the province’s disposal are set to make it develop at a faster rate.

Endowed with teak, methane gas, wildlife, minerals and other natural resources, Matabeleland North Province will be one of the biggest beneficiaries, according to the Zanu PF Provincial Chairperson and newly elected Umguza member of the National Assembly, Cde Richard Moyo and Zanu PF Matabeleland North women’s quota representative, Cde Elizabeth Masuku.

Recently, President Emmerson Mnangagwa said while his government had a decentralised approach, devolution still needed to be implemented as is the case through the establishment of provincial councils. 

Each province will be required to ensure its GDP grows through full exploitation of resources which will feed into the grand national GDP.