Primary Schools: The district boasts of 79 primary schools of which 75 schools are registered. Ruwa primary school is the only government owned school and the rest (78) are Council owned schools. There are 5 satellite primary schools in the resettlement areas.
Secondary Schools: The district has a total of 31 secondary schools. Of the 31 secondary schools in the district, 27 are registered and the rest(4) are unregistered. The unregistered satellite secondary schools are: Melfort; Takura; St Michael’s and Mapfeni. Goromonzi, Parirewa and Rusununguko High Schools are the only Government owned secondary schools in the district while the rest are Non-Government.
Mission schools: The following mission schools are located in the district: Visitation Makumbi ; St Ignatius college; St Peter Claver secondary and primary; St Dominic’s secondary; Chishawasha primary (All Roman Catholic); Chinyika secondary and primary (Salvation Army); and St John’s Chikwaka High.
Private and Independent schools: There is an increase in the number of private players in the provision of education in the district. There are 11 such schools in the district.
Accessibility to schools: There is better access to schools in the communal areas when compared to commercial farming and resettlement areas in the district. There is however, a generalized need to improve physical facilities at schools such as teacher’s accommodation and electrification. In communal areas, most schools are in urgent need for refurbishment due to the fact that they were built a long time ago.
The standard of primary schools in the resettlement areas is below par and needs to be addressed. The lack of permanency for most farm workers households affects their view and appreciation of education.
Vocational and technical training centres: The district has 2 vocational and technical training centres, that is, Domboshava and Jamaica Inn. Domboshava Training centre is run by the Civil Service Commission and concentrates on local government training. Jamaica Inn Training Centre is run by the Ministry of Women’s Affairs. There is a need for 2 more technical/vocational education institutions in Goromonzi to cater for agriculture and small businesses development training respectively.
The number of donor funded activities has gone down however, it could be noted that HIV/AIDS programmes are on the increase
Health and Sanitation
Government Hospitals/Clinics: There are 3 government hospitals and I clinic in the district and these are: Makumbi District; Ruwa National Rehabilitation Centre and Chikwaka Rural Hospitals and Mwanza clinic.
Goromonzi Rural District Council Clinics:There are 15 council run clinics and these are: Chinyika; Rusike; Kowoyo; Joan Reimer; Gejo; John Rankine; Ruwa; Nyaure, Chinamhora; Kubatsirana; Melfort and Bromley; Pote and Masikandoro.
Mission clinics: St Joseph`s Chishawasha of the Roman Catholic church is the only mission run clinic.
Dispensary Centres: The district has 6 dispensaries at Goromonzi High, Rusununguko High, St Joseph’s (Chishawasha), Mwanza and Bosha schools.
HIV/AIDS Prevalence: The district’s HIV/AIDS prevalence is 13, 7 % of the district`s population (2012 Zimstat figures)
Orphaned and Vulnerable Children: The district’s orphaned and vulnerable children prevalence rate is 27% of the district`s population as per 2012 Zimstat figures.
Access to health facilities:Communal and urban people in the district have better access to health centres than the population in the resettlement areas. Health facilities are particularly inadequate for farm workers. Health facilities such as Makumbi district hospital, Ruwa National Rehabilitation Centre and Ruwa clinics are overloaded by patients from outside the district. To improve the quality of health services in the district, there is critical need to re-consider staff complements, physical infrastructure and the availability of drugs.
Access to sanitary facilities: The majority of the community in the district has access to better sanitary facilities.
The participation of NGO’s in the district is minimal
There is a trend towards the development of community based organizations at the village level. The major limiting factor is however, the development of financial and managerial capabilities.
Labour and Employment
The majority of the economically active population from the communal lands in the district is employed in Harare. The remainder is largely engaged in farming activities. In the farming areas employment is largely on farms while a small proportion is engaged in mining and other activities.
Commercial farms in the district continue to rely on casuals and aliens, with a small proportion of the locals, as a source of labour.
Despite fairly high levels of employment in the district as a whole there is high unemployment among school leavers.
Farms continue to be less attractive as a source of employment.
In view of the above factors, it is crucial that the Master Plan identifies centres of employment; promotes the development of small to medium enterprises; encourages intensive agricultural activities and identifies training programmes that produce the right skills.
The Council has adequate human resources. It has 25 elected councillors.
Its business is conducted through Committees which are formed in terms of the Rural District Council Act of [Chapter 29:13] and these are:
a) Roads and Works
b) Planning, and Licensing and development
c) Environmental Management and Agriculture
d) Social Services
f) Human Resources Management and Development
The Council has a staff compliment of 40
Policies in place:
a) Recruitment and selection policy
b) Staff Conditions of service
c) Staff Code of Conduct
d) Training and development
e) Industrial Relations
f) Workplace HIV/AIDS
Procurement systems have to comply with the requirements with the state procurement board regulations.
Salary circulars thereby increasing the existing wage bill.