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August 24, 2010
Attendance - Over 80
people attended the outreach meeting in Bidi Primary School, South
West of Maphisa. It is reported that the meeting had more women
who were more vocal than men.
Languages - Communities
said that they would like Kalanga to be taught at schools. They
also said that people should be allowed in courts to speak in their
- The house was divided over the issues with some people saying
that they want dual citizenship while others felt that a person
can only be a citizen of one country.
- It was agreed that the country must have a president with shared
executive authority between the parliament and other arms of state
to achieve separation of powers.
Commissions - The people of Bidi said that there should be an independent
election, land, Human Rights Commission. They also said that there
must be a gender commission that will monitor gender inequalities
in every sector of the government.
Land - they
agreed that land should be redistributed to benefit the locals.
Attendance - Meetings
were held in Ingwilathi and Setshanke Primary School where 152 and
21 people attended respectively. In Ingwilathi it is said that all
groups were represented and women were more vocal than others.
The Executive - It was
agreed that ministers should not be Members of Parliament and MPs
must not be appointed. They said that crossing the floor must not
be allowed in the constitution as long as someone would have been
voted for in one party.
- Communities said that judges should be not be appointed but placed
according to merit
- It was agreed that the there must be one house of parliament
- Communities agreed on dual citizenship.
the Bulawayo Agenda fact
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