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Royal trumpet sings for devolution



RISING gospel outfit The Royal Trumpet Family Trust has released a devolution jingle titled Empowerment through Participation that encourages communities to embrace devolution and decentralisation programmes.

Devolution is a government programme being co-funded by the European Union and Troicare, an Irish -based organisation being implemented by the Zimbabwe Heads of Christians Denominations, .

Band leader Benjamin Chimoyo told NewsDay Life &Style  that the song encourages communities to fully participate in communal projects, as they are being empowered by the constitution.

“We have released a jingle on the devolution and decentralisation programme namely empowerment through participation. In rural communities and some areas people are being encouraged to come up with projects and there are funds which will be assisted to people so that they can empower themselves,” he said.

“Devolution and decentralisation is an animal not yet fully known and we have used art to spread the good news of devolution.”

The group have recorded several jingles amongst them Minda,Varazipi and COVID- 19 which raised awareness on the dangers of the virus that has caused havoc worldwide.

Chimoyo said the jingles have helped them financially.

“Jingles have helped us to improve our financial stability and will then use the money to offer capacity development to other up- and-coming artistes with proper management skills and intellectual property management,” he said.

The band is enjoying airplay on various radio stations in the county and most recently they collaborated with seasoned musicians among them Kudzi Nyakudza, Bethen Pasinawako and Leonard Zhakata.

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