copac offices.jpgCo-chairmen of the Constitutional Parliamentary Select Committee (COPAC), Cde Munyaradzi Paul Mangwana and Mr Douglas Mwonzora have urged civic organisations and private companies that may have constitutional  interests or positions to advance their submissions, so that they may be taken on board.

 

This follows reports that some civic organisations and political parties are campaigning for certain positions or interests to be included in the new supreme law of the country.

 

Cde. Mangwana and Mr. Mwonzora have clarified the issue saying it is permissible to advance constitutional interests, but this must be done without intimidating the populace.

“Civic organisations and other interested parties in the constitution making process should come forward and register so that we know who are taking part in the process,” said Mr Mwonzora.

However people who will be participating in the outreach meetings are reminded not to put on party regalia, and to desist from sloganeering.

 

Copac has sourced 265 vehicles, 210 megaphones, 210 audio recorders and 70 video recorders for use during the information gathering process, which expected to run for 88 working days.

Copac has also resolved to start outreach programs in urban areas then progressing into peri-urban areas and then move to accessible rural areas after which it would spread to the rest of the country.