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August 25, 2010
More than 50 people attended the meeting in Sivomo area in Nkayi.
Reports say that there could have been more people if only they
had not been given a wrong date. More people gathered at the venue
when the meeting was scheduled to be held the next day prompting
people to stay at home the following day.
- There were suggestions to use the first past the post system while
some felt that the hybrid system would be more democratic.
Systems of government
- Communities felt that devolution of power was the best system
of governance that will enable them to develop their area.
- They agreed that there should be a president without executive
powers and they did not want a prime minister. It was also said
that ministers should not be members of parliament.
Youth - It was said that
the youths should be people who are from the ages of 18-35. It was
also suggested that youths must have the right to education, and
Reports say that there are people who have been attending meetings
in different venues since Friday and have been noted as the same
people who ruin meetings by causing commotion. Yesterday, a meeting
was held in Zhombe Area. It is alleged that a tall girl who drives
a car without number plates has been noted to have been attending
all the meetings that have been held since Friday.
Systems of government
- The issue of devolution of power was agreed upon without much
- There were converging ideas as people agreed that the hybrid system
is the most suitable to accommodate all the other parties that would
be in government.
Bill of Rights
- It was agreed that the bill of rights must be enshrined in the
constitution so that the people of Zimbabwe are protected. Freedoms
of expression, association and assembly have been mentioned as important
and deserving prime attention.
All teams are taking
a break in preparation for the commencement of Mangwe Outreach process
the Bulawayo Agenda fact
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