John Mthaziko Zulu held a 2011 Commonwealth Professional Fellowship at the Centre for Local Economic Strategies (CLES). He is the Governance Programs Coordinator at Caritas Chipata, Zambia.

John Mthaziko ZuluI work to promote and protect human dignity and sustainable development for less privileged people by engaging government improve policies, structures and services.

During my Fellowship at CLES, I have developed an increased knowledge and understanding of decentralisation and localism. I am now increasingly aware of the real devolution of power and that, for real benefits, there must be more local control. It is not effective to have a district level of power, with a separate administrative organisation, which looks to the national centre for direction. Now I am a lobbyist for the devolution of power.