Land Management - Competing Roles and Responsibilities between Ministry of Rural Development and Preservation of National Cultural Heritage, Ministry of Local Government, Public Works and National Housing

This paper titled: "Competing roles and responsibilities between Ministry of Rural Development, and, Preservation of National Cultural Heritage, Ministry of Local Government, Public Works and National Housing, and Ministry of Lands and Rural Resettlement over the authority to plan and administer communal land surrounding Growth Points in rural Zimbabwe" is directed to the Ministry of Rural Development, and, Preservation of National Cultural Heritage, Ministry of Local Government, Public Works and National Housing, and Ministry of Lands and Rural Resettlement responsible for the new Local Government Act, and the Regional Town and Country Planning Act being formulated. The major challenge being laid out by this paper relates to lack of clarity of the roles and responsibilities for land management in rural areas, in particular land acquired through land reform program around Growth points. This creates conflict between above mentioned Ministries and RDCs over authority to plan, and manage rural land surrounding Growth Points (GPs). [ ].