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Zimbabwe Youths Plant Banana Trees In Potholes To Get Roads Fixed by OrientDailyNews: 11:55am On Mar 20, 2018
Youths from a small town of Kadoma in Zimbabwe have found a smart way of protesting poor infrastructure in their area. The youths plant­ed banana trees in the potholes to send a message to govern­ment on the poor state of the road and the protest bore de­sired fruits. Kadoma Municipality is now rehabilitating most of its roads after the protest.

Zimbabwean youths in the town of Kadoma have planted banana trees and grass in pot­holes as a way of protesting the bad roads. The youth activists are members of Vision Africa Initiative in Zimbabwe who were fed up with poor service delivery, and the potholes in their community decided to be creative in their activism.

According to Rhize Up, a glob­al community that supports and connects nonviolent social movements to re-imagine and build inclusive, peaceful demo­cratic societies, the city officials were embarrassed by the plant­ing of banana trees and grass.

The initiative was led by Ad­mire Marufu, Mathias Rwakon­da, Trinity Matendere, Lawyer Chikwangani, David Njira and Herbert Makoni of Vision Africa. The police summoned the mem­bers of the initiative but later released them without charge. Almost immediately, after the protest, the roads were fixed. Kadoma Municipality is now re­habilitating most of its roads af­ter residents protested by plant­ing trees in potholes.

Vision Africa said, “We thank the City Council of Kadoma for hearing our plea by fixing the road.” They also thanked also the various organisations such as the Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights, and the National Association of Youth Organisa­tions for their solidarity.

The brilliance of the protest has been hailed by many on so­cial media. However, such forms of protest can only work because the local government was em­barrassed and pressed to act. In countries where local govern­ments simply ignore the pleas of protesters, creative forms of pro­tests such as the one employed in Kadoma, Zimbabwe are needed.

https://orientdailynews.com.ng/life-style/zimbabwe-youths-plant-banana-trees/



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Re: Zimbabwe Youths Plant Banana Trees In Potholes To Get Roads Fixed by Jochabed(f): 11:56am On Mar 20, 2018
I love it! The desperately need their roads fix,so the did outrageous things. Desperate people Do desperate Things!
Re: Zimbabwe Youths Plant Banana Trees In Potholes To Get Roads Fixed by Josephjnr(m): 12:02pm On Mar 20, 2018
Funny.... African government go say na plantation ft road.
Re: Zimbabwe Youths Plant Banana Trees In Potholes To Get Roads Fixed by olisaEze(m): 1:07pm On Mar 20, 2018
O Boi, na to plant abeleboh trees on all these roads our polithiefcians claim to have tarred one million kilometres of! Nothing short of that will get their attention here in Naija. cool

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