Harare City Council continues to engage the community through the promotion of community development programmes aimed at improving the quality of citizens lives at grassroots levels.
Acting Director of Housing and Social Development Rtd Major Mathew Marara reported to full council that several clubs were registered in the first quarter of 2016.
“A number of projects that include soap making, dress making, interior decoration, catering baking, and money saving were registered for women,” he said.
He said projects involving women started on a low note because they were still working in the fields during the registration period.
“Youth clubs registered activities such as drama groups, contemporary dances, traditional dance, poetry, music, and marimba. The department is targeting equipping youths with skills and to keep the away from anti-social behaviours,” he said.
The department mobilized and registered people for sporting activities including hockey, football, tennis, chess, volleyball, basketball, and table tennis among others.
“Non-governmental organisations, community based organizations and government departments continue to implement various community development programmes by assisting disadvantaged groups with tuition, assistance, medical treatment, food distribution counselling services, behaviour change physiotherapy for the disabled,” he added