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Governor summons NGOs
Community Tolerance Reconciliation and Development (COTRAD)
February 28, 2013
Minister and Governor Titus Maluleke has summoned NGOs again to
a short notice meeting at his Benjamin Burombo Office in Masvingo.
The meeting penciled for tomorrow at 10am will have around 45 NGOs
participate in the meeting, Chibaya Central Intelligence Provincial
boss and Felix Chikovo the Provincial Administrator will also be
part of the team reading riot to the NGOs. The meeting is expected
to be one of those meetings were NGOs are going to be intimidated
and threatened with withdrawals of Memorandum of Understandings.
The agenda which
has been circulated suggest that the meeting will focus on the Past,
Present and the Future, Integrated planning for future implementation
and NGOs during the meeting are expected to present their work plans
and funded programs for the period 2013 to the District Policing
Officer Nyapfuri who will also be in attendance at the meeting.
The series of
meetings are meant to strangle and suffocate NGO work in Masvingo
ahead of Elections. The dimension the crackdown is taking has become
multifaceted in order for the ploy to be successful. This is evidenced
by the deliberate involvement of administrators and security sectors
in thwarting NGO work.
Sources in the
provincial administrators office have indicated that the meeting
is meant to conduct a forensic audit on NGOs in Masvingo in order
to identify and intensify the crackdown aimed at NGOs which are
into electoral programming and humanitarian work. As such this will
also entail the possibilities of nullifying the MOUs of such organizations.
To justify this
claim Care Zimbabwe International has already suspended/stopped
its activities in Chivi District citing some complications and huddles
with the Provincial Administrators office.
not be deterred by such machinations of egocentric politicians and
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