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of the NCA Strategic Indaba
National Constitutional Assembly (NCA)
Constitutional Assembly held its strategic planning meeting at the
Rainbow Towers Harare to refine its roadmap in the struggle for
a new genuinely people driven constitution for Zimbabwe, from the
24 to the 26th of July 2010. 300 delegates from all the ten provinces
including the National Task Force, constituency leaders, provincial
deliberations touching on the internal and external factors affecting
organisation, the Indaba made the following resolutions:
1. That the
NCA reiterates its total rejection of the COPAC process.
2. In view of
the obvious fact that the COPAC process cannot produce a democratic
and people driven constitution, the NCA is intensifying its campaign
for a NO VOTE should a referendum be called. This campaign cannot
wait for the content of the COPAC draft, as it is clear that the
politicians in the GPA
are not interested in producing a democratic constitution for Zimbabwe.
3. The campaign
will be under the Take-Charge banner and will include extensive
grassroots civic education, public meetings, road shows and demonstrations
4. The main purpose for
this campaign is to subject the constitution making process in Zimbabwe
to public scrutiny with a view to entrenching the principle that
constitutions are made by and for the people.
5. That the
NCA will continue to be bound by the resolutions of historical positions
and processes that the organisation has participated in, these include
resolutions of the National Working People's Convention, 1st and
People's Constitutional Convention, the Zimbabwe
Aware that some
civic groups have joined the parliamentary led flawed constitutional
that the NCA will work with similar minded organisations like the
and individuals in Zimbabwe in striving to establish; -
a. A new tolerant,
transparent and democratic, political, social and economic order
b. A new constitutional
framework upon which governance can be founded.
2. Call upon
civil society to be resolute and not to be seen as an appendage
of the inclusive regime as we saw in the rush to blindly support
the flawed process.
Noting that the NCA was
purely dependent on western donor resources and having realised
that the situation was now compromising the NCA position.
1. Resolves that the
NCA shall not be dependent on donor funds and therefore calls upon
the membership to pay subscriptions to sustain the organisation
2. Directs the organisation
to re-organise itself, rationalise its structures, embark on an
intensive membership recruitment drive, realigning the organisation
to its founding values and traditions namely building mass membership
and ensuring that all structures are fully functional.
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