25 February 2013

Zimbabwe: Copac Launches Referendum Campaign

Photo: IRIN
Hope in Harare.

The Constitution select Committee (COPAC) of Zimbabwe will officially launch a campaign today to educate citizens about the Constitution in various parts of the country ahead of the referendum slated for March 16. This follows the successful mobilization of funds by Government from local sources.

According to COPAC co-chairperson, Mr. Douglas Mwonzora,the process will take the form of a three pronged approach, the first is going to be a publicity programme by COPAC who will address various public meetings targeted at main centres in urban and rural areas with meetings in various districts countrywide with the idea to interact with members of the public regarding the substance of what the Constitution says and making any clarifications to them, the second approach will be an advocacy programme to be done by civil society organizations.

Members of Parliament will also be mandated to carry out publicity campaigns in their respective constituencies.

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