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2013 Annual General Meeting update
Bulawayo Agenda

June 03, 2013

Bulawayo Agenda held its 11th non-elective Annual General Meeting (AGM) at its offices over the weekend. The AGM was attended by Bulawayo Agenda’s Board Members, Chapter Committee Chairpersons and representatives of civil society organisations who are members of Bulawayo Agenda. These civil society organisations present were as follows: ZimRights, ZICEA, WOZA, Radio Dialogue, BPRA, ZLHR, AEA, Victory Siyanqoba and Zimbabwe Peace Project.

Key Highlights of the AGM:

  • Corrections to the previously adopted constitutionalisation of Bulawayo Agenda’s Chapters were read out and adopted.
  • In his speech, Bulawayo Agenda Chairperson Royal Ntini presented the need to hold elections in Bulawayo Agenda’s Chapters so as to fill the vacant posts caused by deaths and resignation of some members to pursue their political careers.
  • The Chairperson further gave an overview of how hostile the 2012 operating environment was pointing out how Bulawayo Agenda has survived the continued attacks on the state media.
  • The Chairperson also presented that Bulawayo Agenda successfully hosted the 2012 Ideas Festival together with the organisation’s 10th Anniversary Celebrations giving credit to the Bulawayo Agenda community for the sterling work.
  • Bulawayo Agenda’s Executive Director Thabani Nyoni presented that the organisation carry out its mandate in 2012 as guided by its vision through various activities that included civic education and voter mobilisation, public outreach campaigns, capacity building and trainings, peace building and also forming partnerships and networking with various stakeholders.
  • The Executive Director further highlighted that the organisation produced various publications that were widely shared with the citizens and also strengthened its publicity strategy leading to a wide coverage of its activities by local and international media.
  • The Executive Director pointed out that the organisation was increasing its global reach through various social networks it has adopted and put into use and these included the Blog, Facebook, Twitter and the organizational website.
  • The 2012 Annual Report was distributed among the participants and will also be available for downloading on the website (Publications section) soon.

Participants observed a moment of silence in remembrance of the departed former board member Iyazi Mlilo and Gweru Agenda former Chairperson Sibusisiwe Sanya.

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