GWERU: The National Association of Non-Governmental Organizations (NANGO) Midlands recently elected a new board during an Annual General Meeting held recently.
The election was a fulfillment of the organization’s constitution section 4.4.2 that says elections for the regional executive committee shall be held once every 3 years at a regional annual general meeting (AGM).
Seven local organizations; Gweru Residents Forum (GRF), Midlands Aids Society Organization (MASO), Ebenezer, Gweru Residents and Ratepayers Association (GRRA), Musasa Project, Zimbabwe Women Bureau (ZWB), and Quadriplegics and Paraplegics Association of Zimbabwe (QUAPAZ) are now part of the board.
The incoming Board Chairperson, Charles Mazorodze who is also Gweru Residents Forum Director, Charles Mazorodze promised to strengthen advocacy work at a regional level as well as national levels.
“It is an opportunity for us to make sure that we are going to bring more organizations on board to be part of NANGO. We will continue with the work which was left by former chairperson Dr Tobaiwa that of strengthening advocacy work going forward,” said Mazorodze.
Jessina Makore of Zimbabwe Women ‘s Bureau (ZWB) applauded NANGO for its inclusivity drive.
“Being part of NANGO’s governing board has reflected me that the organization walks its talk. Women are in many sectors blocked from leadership positions but the composition of this board has shown otherwise,” said Makore.
Those who are differently-abled also shared similar sentiments.
“I represent an organization of people with disabilities so being part of the board will make me understand the concerns of the disability community, “said Audrey Rusike of QUAPAZ.