The Ministry of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs says it is impressed with the progress made in the biometric voter registration (BVR) programme which entered second phase today.

The Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs, Retired Major General Happyton Bonyongwe who toured BVR registration centres in Murewa West constituency said despite a few logistical challenges he is impressed by the exercise.

Zimbabwe Electoral Commission chairperson Justice Rita Makarau said the first phase went on very well, adding that they have approached the Ministry of Home Affairs so that the registration centres supervisors are given commissioner of oaths status to assist citizens facing challenges with proof of residence.

Retired Major General Bonyongwe who was accompanied by the Ministry’s Permanent Secretary Mrs Virginia Mabhiza toured Chemhondoro Secondary School and Cross Business Centre registration centres in Murewa.

In Mashonaland East, the second phase of the BVR programme covers UMP, Murewa South, North and West and Marondera Central and East constituencies.