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Constitution bulletin day 23
Human Rights Association (ZimRights)
July 23, 2010
constitution public meetings are recording high numbers of participants,
few people are participating their views. The few speaking out are
merely echoing the same political prescriptions.
Central Zvimba, a large number of people are attending the public
meetings. 565 people were recorded for the meeting held at Bicklevale
Primary school, but youth participation remains low. From this large
crowd, five individuals dominated the meetings. However, participants
agreed that the youth age range be pegged between 16 and 35.
area on the systems of the Government stirred controversy as people
differed on the devolved and unitary systems.
Masvingo, there are reports that Team 5 operating in Mwenezi area
is not going through all questions under a thematic area. An example
noted in the thematic area of Arms of the State. Instead of asking
all questions under the three different arms, they are only asking
one question for each arm. Meetings held since Monday also recorded
high attendance and low participation. At Maranda Business center,
400 people attended but only ten people aired their views.
progress has been noted as views recorded are becoming more and
more varied. This is a positive development, a sign of different
minds contributing, which is one of the process's objectives, to
gather various views from people. The aim of the outreach process
is not to have a common vote for a certain political position, as
is the case at most meetings, but to collect different opinions
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