Leadership renewal at ROHR Zimbabwe

17th March, 2014

On the 11th of February, 2014 the Board of Trustees of Restoration of Human Rights Zimbabwe (ROHR), held an extra-ordinary board meeting aimed at repositioning the organization in line with the changing socio-political and economic environment and leadership renewal.

In line with the afore-stated, the Board of Trustees of ROHR Zimbabwe came up with environment centered strategies aimed at making ROHR Zimbabwe a pivotal organization in providing solutions to human rights violations.

The meeting unanimously elected a new chair who is also a founding Trustee, Mr Ronald Mureverwi taking over from another founding Trustee, Ms Grace Mupfurutsa. Mr Tabani Moyo, a media practitioner and marketing expert joined the Board of Trustees, together with Mr Paradzai Mapfumo, current National Coordinator – UK Chapter and Mr Panyika Anselm Karimanzira the Information and Publicity Secretary – UK Chapter.

ROHR Zimbabwe will deliberately engage Socio-economic interventions in order to unlock solutions to the long existing problems that threaten fundamental human rights on a larger scale. It is our distinct realization that most of the problems facing the nation are now intricately intertwined with the socio-political and economic variables which call for complex solutions and paradigm shift in the way the civic organizations make strategic interventions with the hope to provide lasting solutions to the daily hard questions facing the nation.

As ROHR Zimbabwe, we are saying there is a lot of value locked in this country in natural resources and human resources that could be unlocked to turn around the situation by allowing every citizen to play a role at every level. Zimbabwe is without doubt, one of the richest countries in the world and yet it is wrought in economic strife, a shrinking national budget of around US$ 5 billion and growing cases of corruption and institutional mismanagement.

In as much as external assistance is key, there is need to exhaust all internal collaborations from all strategic partners to create a good foundation for external players to come in. It is from this background that as a human rights organization and a community development partner, we are taking a new strategic stance of becoming a development oriented partner with a deliberate focus on how we can assist in unlocking value. One of our key strategies will be proactive engagement with partners who share our developmental priorities and vision. That includes the Men of God, the government, the private sector, civil society, the diplomatic community, funding partners, communities and other relevant key stakeholders. The beneficiaries of our interventions are the people in various communities, who are in themselves the ones who should be the indicators upon whom we measure progress of developmental transformation and innovation.
Ronald Mureverwi