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  • People's Voice Forum at NGO Expo
    Crisis in Zimbabwe Coalition
    August 19, 2010

    The Crisis in Zimbabwe Coalition hosted a road show under the Voice Up constitutional campaign at the Non Governmental Organizations (NGO) Expo at Harare Gardens yesterday, 18 August 2010 where the public was entertained by Madiz of the 'Amina' fame, Toyi-toyi Arts Kollective of the Huya mweya toyi-toyi fame and the Zimbabwe Poets for Human Rights (ZPHR) of the Maopareshoni nemakomishoni fame, Savanna Trust and Syndicate dance group.

    The event drew an estimated 350 people and was aimed at providing edutainment on the constitution reform process which is currently underway. Speaking at the sidelines of the event, Robson Shoes from ZPHR said, "The road show is meant to conscientise people on the constitution-making process and call for full participation.' He reiterated that many people in Harare remain unaware of the importance of the process resulting in lack of interest. The Constitutional Parliamentary Committee (COPAC) is expected to descend on Harare during the first week of September 2010 to solicit views from citizens in the capital.

    During the road show, members of the public were educated on the talking points and encouraged to participate en masse in the constitution making process. Information on the constitution was disseminated through the artists and information materials distributed.

    The National Association of Non-Government Organizations (NANGO) organized NGO Expo which is running from the 18th to the 20th of August 2010, is a platform for civil society organizations and stakeholders to engage and deliberate on national issues including the constitutional reform process, women and gender issues and human rights.

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