Zimbabwe is in the process of developing strategies, a national plan and systems necessary for the implementation of human rights recommendations.

A stakeholder Universal Periodic Review (UPR) feedback review conference is currently underway in Kadoma where participants are expected to come up with strategies and plans for implementing the recommendations Zimbabwe agreed to at the end of the second cycle of the review process in Geneva, Switzerland last November.

The Kadoma conference is expected to come up with an implementation plan and develop tools to monitor the process.

During the 2016 cycle review, UN member states made 260 human rights recommendations  for Zimbabwe to implement  but the country agreed to support 151 of these,  and  to support 6 in part.

A 103 of the recommendations were noted, meaning the country has to deliberate on them first.

Officially opening the Kadoma conference, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs, Mrs Virginia Mabhiza called on stakeholders to be commited to the implementation of  the UPR recommendations.

UNDP country director, Verity Nyagah said in a presentation made on her behalf that while the UN places value in the implementation of processes like the human rights UPR, it is only when the accepted recommendations are done that citizens derive benefits  from such undertakings.

Meanwhile, government has further stressed its commitment to ensuring a conclusive answer to journalist and activist Itai Dzamara’s whereabouts or fate.

Mrs Mabhiza said a US$10 000 reward is still on offer for anyone with information leading to the whereabouts of the activist.