Chiredzi Rural District Council

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The community services department is the one which mainly works with NGOs mostly targeted with issues of health and education.

The main purpose of the department of Community Services is to serve communities within the Chiredzi Rural District. We strive to provide better access to enhanced services, to strengthen communities and to protect communities when disasters strike.

General Roles

  • Promote the development of the council area. Through monitoring and evaluating council projects
  • Formulating policies, both long-term and short-term for council area for example budget formulation
  • Prepare annual development and other plans for the council area.
  • Monitor the implementation of development plans and policies within the council area.
  • Exercise any other functions in relation to development that may be conferred upon it by or in terms of this act or any other enactment.


The services include the establishment, management and provision of

  1. Education
  2. Health and Sanitation
  3. Civil Protection
  4. Social Amenities

Health and Sanitation

The health delivery system in the district shows that there are 35 health centres in the district twelve of the clinics belong to the rural district council among the twelve , two are still under construction , Gwaseche and Gudo clinics   and another eleven belong to the government. The rest are either staff clinics /hospital belonging to different organisations or mission health centres .Chiredzi Rural District Council also operate a mobile clinic within the resettlement areas.We also possess the monitoring role of rural health clinics Council has got 10 clinics;

  • Rutandare Clinic
  • Pahlela Clinic
  • Dumisa Clinic
  • Chipiwa Clinic
  • Chibwedziva Clinic
  • St Josephs Clinic
  • Chitsa Clinic
  • Rupangwana Clinic
  • Pore-Pore Clinic
  • Chompani Clinic
  • Gwaseche clinic *
  • Gudo clinic *


The provision of education in the district ranges from Early Childhood Development Programme (ECDP), Primary and secondary schools .There are 125 primary schools and 30 secondary in Chiredzi district and no tertiary level facilities except for the two private college that offer some technical training .

Distributions of schools and schools attendance

Schools in Chiredzi rural areas are not evenly distributed because the district is sparsely populated. This affects children access to education because some of them end up walking long distances to schools. On an analysis basis the nearest primary schools are 6-10km apart and 10 -20km for secondary schools.

Schools Infrastructure.

Basically most schools in the communal areas are made from bricks under asbestos while some of those found in the resettlement are constructed of pole and dagga. All schools have VIP blair  toilets except for the urban schools. The average number of children per squat hole in the district is estimated at 27 children per toilet. In terms of water, the district have functional boreholes. The provision of boreholes to schools is premised on the assumption that water is safe for drinking .Generally all education facilities in the district in Chiredzi urban and rural is perceived to be inadequate to serve the population of about 275 000 people

We have a role of infrastructure development in schools In the district we also monitor schools and their functions helping in times of disasters


  • Gudo clinic staff house bricks moulded
  • Gwaseche clinic block 2 under construction at gabble level
  • Turkey heart clinic renovated
  • Chikwirire clinic renovated
  • Chikwirire water network renovated
  • Constructed clinic block at Chibwedziva
  • Flea markets construction