Institutional Support

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”Institutional Support” font_container=”tag:h2|font_size:28|text_align:left” google_fonts=”font_family:Open%20Sans%3A300%2C300italic%2Cregular%2Citalic%2C600%2C600italic%2C700%2C700italic%2C800%2C800italic|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal”][vc_column_text]The institutional support project enabled BVTA to develop capacity to implement a consultative process aimed at developing a “Bulawayo Informal Sector Model Policy”.   Bulawayo has a large informal economy but remains without a policy that ensures that takes into cognisance the city’s present realities, the constitution and regional and international trends. The proposed model policy will thus be developed with the aim of enshrining socio-economic rights that were identified as justiciable within the 2013 Constitution of Zimbabwe into the Bulawayo City Council’s (BCC) by-laws, ensuring that the informal economy is regulated in a manner that is inclusive and beneficial to the city and the citizens. The model policy will be used by the association to advocate for a reform in by-laws, a favourable tax regime, and access to local and regional markets and to ensure that they are in tandem with Zimbabwe Agenda for Sustainable Socio-Economic Transformation (ZimASSET). ZimASSET relies on the vibrancy and success of the informal economy to create jobs and sustainable livelihoods for country. The need for developing this policy is due to the fact that the Bulawayo local government continues to implement colonial era laws and legislation that are contrary to socio-economic rights enshrined in the Constitution of the country.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]