Prominent Bulawayo-based lawyer Effort Ncube has been elected the new board chairperson of the National Association of Non-Governmental Organisations (Nango).
By Our Staff Reporter
Ncube, from the Matabeleland Constitutional Reform Agenda, takes over from the Dadirai Chikwengo-led board that was at the helm for the past three years.
The new board was elected at an annual general meeting held in Gweru on Friday.
Other members of the new board include Getrude Chimanga, who came in as Ncube’s deputy. Chimanga is the regional director for the Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace, Manicaland chapter.
Paul Juru, regional manager of Padare (Midlands province), comes in as treasurer with Michael Mabwe, director of Zimbabwe Poets for Human Rights, taking over as secretary. Wadzanayi Vere, Self-Help Development Foundation director, was elected Mabwe’s deputy.
In a statement yesterday, Nango said they would continue “fighting for the interests of the poor, the marginalised and vulnerable by advocating for a positive and enabling operating environment for NGOs”.