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Project Board on the Constitution making process this week approved
the extension of the outreach days by another 16 days bringing it
to a total of 81 days. This was in view of the fact that outreach
teams managed to cover close to 70% of the targeted area within
the originally planned 65 days of outreach.
A number of
factors impacted on the teams meeting their deadline. These included;
a week long break during the opening of parliament from
11 to 18 July; logistical challenges; and an underestimation of
time required for each meeting.
The Project Board also
agreed that the balance of funds from quarter one be moved to finance
the second quarter. This was to enable the completion of the outreach
programme. While development partners could not commit to funding
the proposed supplementary budget submitted by COPAC, it was suggested
that additional funding be sought from the government and other
donors not yet contributing to the process.
for Bulawayo & and Harare outreach out
The COPAC chairs have
also announced the dates for the Harare and Bulawayo outreach. "These
will be done over two days from the 18th to the 19th of September
2010. Teams from Matabeleland North, South as well as Bulawayo will
converge to cover Bulawayo and teams from Mashonaland East, Central,
West, Harare and Masvingo will cover Harare, " said a press
statement released by the COPAC co- chairs.
At a briefing
with civil society, Hon. Magwana assured the gathering that the
two days set aside for the outreach in Harare and Bulawayo will
be adequate for everyone interested in contributing their views.
He added that if the time is not adequate, COPAC would come up with
a fall back plan. "If we pull together teams from Mashonaland
, East, West, central and Masvingo we will have a total of 42 teams,
and if these 42 teams can cover 2 meetings per day (two wards),
this means with 84 meetings per day, we can easily cover Harare
in two days," Hon. Mangwana said.
In the meantime all donors
who have committed funding have released their contributions to
enable smooth running of the project. The government has also met
some of its funding commitments.
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