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Harare Residents' Association (CHRA)
Last updated: October 01, 2012
Oxford Road, Newlands, Harare, Zimbabwe
Box HR7870, Harare, Zimbabwe
(0)772-127397, (0)772-345304, (0)773-042981
Executive Officer - (0)772-127397
Combined Harare Residents Association is an umbrella organisation
for Harare area citizens' associations. The total population
embraced by CHRA is some 3.5 million persons, including
1.5 million in Greater Harare and 2 million in near-by population
centers including Chitungwiza, Norton, and Ruwa. CHRA was
originally formed to co-ordinate and assist citizens in
representing their interests to the elected Council of Harare
and to the Executive Branch of Government.
in 1999 and at present, CHRA has expanded its mandate to
include a programme of advocacy at the level of Parliament
as an institution, so that the views of the constituent
association members of CHRA can be heard at a national level.
conjunction with its Parliamentary advocacy programme, CHRA
has established an Advocacy Centre whose essential purpose
is to ascertain and analyse ratepayer concerns germane to
the deliberations of the Parliament and, then, to represent
those concerns in programme of advocacy to secure Parliamentary
action in the interest of the Harare area ratepayers. Since
this advocacy programme is intended to reach national level
concerns, CHRA works in close association with Residents'
Associations from around the country, in order to combine
efforts to secure beneficial Parliamentary action.
Civil Activism; Democracy/Good Governance; Education/Training;
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activism . . . get involved and use ICTs to advocate, lobby and mobilize.
and silence go together. We should use our positions not as a shelter from the
world's reality, but as a platform from which to speak. A voice is a gift. It
should be cherished and used.
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