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Mandiwanzira defends the Indigenization and Empowerment Act
February 24, 2010
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- Former president of the Union of Journalists, Matthew Takaona
has said he is optimistic of the Zimbabwe Media Commission appointees.
He has said the commissioners were appointed on a non-partisan basis
except for two commissioners whose identity he did not reveal. He
has said that the commission is ready to begin its work as media
in the country needs urgent reforms and that it will be guided by
Political Agreement and Access
to Information and Protection of Privacy Act (AIPPA).
Action Group President Supa Mandiwanzira has defended the Indigenization
and Empowerment Act saying it cannot be changed. He said that
has been implemented by some companies, such as Schweppes, without
any problems, stating that the workers have 31% of the shareholding;
the management has 20% whilst Delta Corporation owns 49% of the
shares. Meanwhile, the policy has drawn criticism from the Prime
Minister's Office and Economists.
- Bulawayo Agenda has undertaken to conscientise women on the importance
of participating in the Constitution making process. Constitutional
debates have been so far held in Entumbane, Emakhandeni, Sizinda,
Tshabalala, Makokoba, Pumula South and Old Magwegwe.
- On 24th of
February 2010, the Bulawayo Agenda Gender and Development Department
will be heading to Ntabazinduna where the women's consultations
will take place.
- On the 25th
of February 2010, Bulawayo Agenda will be holding a Special Focus
Group Meeting at the King George, to encourage people with disabilities
to participate in the Constitution making process.
- An interface
meeting will be held at the Bulawayo Agenda Democracy Centre on
the 26th of February and all are invited to participate in the
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