zimbabwean diaspora in sa forms consortia to develop migration
The Zimbabwean Diaspora has cooperated with other African nations to create the African Development Cooperative (ADC), a consortium that will launch and manage developmental programs for migrants throughout the continent.
This was disclosed early this week by ADC officer and chief operations officer Butholezwe Nyathi. He said that ADC was a non-profit organization registered with the Company Intellectual Property Commission in South Africa.
“One of its areas of focus is organizing and releasing the potential of migrant groups in many African nations. “Since then, we’ve published a working paper for the program, which will serve as a larger framework with numerous supporting ideas for specified, measurable, attainable, realistic, and time-bound (SMART) targets,” added Nyathi.
“The execution of this document will be monitored by the ADC’s board of directors, and the implementation of the different projects resulting from this document will be the responsibility of the project teams, who will report to the ADC’s chief operations officer.
“The lifespan of this document will be 24 months and will be evaluated based on evolving needs within that time frame.” The objective is for Africans to work together for the development of the continent from the grassroots up, via self-determination and into self-sufficiency.”
Nyathi said that the initiative will organize migrants in southern Africa to participate in a variety of development projects in their home countries, working alongside locals.
They will also be supported with concerns related to their return to their home countries.
“Organizing migrants into groups for voluntary repatriation and post-repatriation will be the focal points. In addition to psychosocial and spiritual help, we attempt to construct sustainable and developmental initiatives in partnership with business facilitation forums.”
Migrants will be continuously registered in a dependable and up-to-date database, and skills audits will be done in partnership with government agencies and non-governmental organizations that support migrants in their career development.
The foundation of the consortium occurs at a time when South Africans are calling for the expulsion of foreigners on the grounds that they stole their jobs and committed crimes.