constituition.jpgThe Governor of Matabeleland South province, Cde Angeline Masuku has expressed optimism that the ongoing Copac outreach programme will be a success in the province.

In an interview with ZBC NEWS, Governor Masuku said people need to work together and be committed to seeing the process conducted in a proper manner.


She called upon the people of Matabeleland South to go out in large numbers to contribute to the new constitution as it is meant to be people-driven and non-partisan.

Governor Masuku further called upon Copac to ensure that the process runs smoothly through the provision of adequate resources.

The Copac team will be in Matabeleland South covering 81 centres and will start the process in Gwanda Urban and North constituencies, from 23 to 30 June 2010.

The outreach team will hold meetings at three venues in each ward, to ensure that many people contribute their views in the new constitution.

Today the teams will be in Gwanda Urban at the following venues: Municipal Chambers, Pelandaba Stadium, Jahunda Community Hall, Red Cross Kiosk, Old Zintec College, Phakama Business Centre, Senondo Primary School and DDF Training Centre.

Meanwhile, in Matabeleland North province, Governor Thokozile Mathuthu told ZBC NEWS that the programme is well on course in the province and urged villagers to participate fully in the consultations.

Rural communities will have three outreach centres per ward, while urbaners will get one each.

One of the provincial supervisors of Copac in Matebeleland North, Brian Tshuma said their role will be to oversee and ensure that the programme is in line with the provisions of the Global Political Agreement.

The provincial outreach programme in Matabeleland North will start in Hwange district, where 49 rural outreach centres are expected to be covered by 30 June.

The centres include Manetsi, Madhimabisa Farm House, Chisuma Clinic and Lupinyu Business Centre.