eric matinenga 08.09.10.jpgConstitution and Parliamentary Affairs Minister, Advocate Eric Matinenga has expressed optimism that the ongoing constitution outreach programme will be finished on time.

Advocate Matinenga said the constitution outreach programme will be finished by the end of September despite donor fatigue to fund the supplementary budget to cover for the 25 extra days of the constitutional outreach programme.

He said more than US$12 million has been used to cater for the second quarter of the outreach programme which started on the 1st of July and is expected to be completed by the end of September.

“The constitution outreach programme’s initial budget was slightly above US$7 million… a supplementary budget of US$8 million was needed to cater for the extra 25 days,” Advocate Matinenga said.

Advocate Matinenga said the constitution outreach teams will be able to cover Harare and Bulawayo Metropolitan provinces and a few districts which have not yet been visited by the outreach teams