lies 30 km north east of the capital Harare,it falls under the Goromonzi Rural District
Council. Administratively it’s also known as Goromonzi West.it is comprised of
8 wards of a mixed settlement that is rural community, per-urban residential,
commercial farms, high and low density residential as well as mining community.
6 has 17 Wards are predominant of gold mines. The gravel roads leading to the
mines are impassable. Big mines like Mistress Mine is found in the same ward
and area. The discovery of minerals in any community is usually viewed as a
blessing that will bring positive change to the community in terms of
development. This however has not been the case in Domboshava ward 6 where
minerals are plundered daily while there is nothing in terms of development.
the availability of the precious yellow mineral in the area, the community
remains impoverished. Due to the poor
state of the roads, transport is a problem with people having to walk up to 8km
to the main road to get transport to town. The gospel of corporate social
responsibility is alien to the mining companies in the area since there is
nothing on the ground to prove otherwise. Equally the local schools in the area
have not been spared by underdevelopment in any way, apart from poor and old
infrastructure the schools are under resourced and overpopulated.
Community Development Trust [DCDT] a community-based organization recently
joined the Publish What You Pay-Zimbabwe chapter. PWYP is a coalition of Civil Society
Organisations, Community Based Organisations and faith-based organizations. The
organization’s vision is to see a transparent and accountable natural resource
sector that benefits local communities and the national economy in a
sustainable manner. DCDT chairman
Tonderai Murape was upbeat that the program of transparency and accountability
being championed by PWYP will in a great way compel mining companies to publish
what they are paying to the local authority which is Goromonzi Rural District
Council and government .‘This will indeed enhance accountability and help
develop our communities which have suffered years of plunder said Murape’
at their strategic end of year meeting held recently, PWYP National Coordinator,
Joyce Machiri bemoaned lack of will by mining companies to publish to the
public their contributions and urged empowered members of the community to
demand transparency and accountability from the mining companies.