The Daily Agenda 04 March 2010

bulawayo_agendaThe Daily Agenda, published from Monday to Friday provides information on critical governance and developmental issues.

It is our hope that the information provided will be useful to our constituency of readership, particularly the leaders at the local level and civil society practitioners, in informing and shaping their choice of developmental objectives and initiatives.

Lupane Community members are concerned about the maize they planted last year which has become a write off due to the last three weeks which had no rain fall. They said that the rain which has recently started to fall will not help much as the crops are already dry.

Plumtree- In a public forum held in Plumtree Town over the weekend, the residents questioned the significance of gender equality arguing that, the concept would erode the family bond as there are possible threats to cultural dynamics. They said that in as much as the concept is essential in the modern world, there could be limitations to its practice as there are cultural constraints that have to be clarified first.

Bulawayo- The co-chair of the Parliamentary Select Committee (COPAC), Mr Edward Mukhosi, has said that although COPAC has secured funding, the outreach program is not likely to start soon. He said the Parliamentary Committee has a backlog of activities that had been stalled by the lack of funds. Mukhosi said among the activities that need to be done is the training of rapportuers. He said the outreach process is expected to start next month and confirmed that COPAC has accessed about 2 Million Dollars from the UNDP after signing the project document on Monday.

Upcoming Events

There will be a press briefing at the Council Chambers on the visit by the Mayor of Durban, South Africa, Cllr. Obed Mlaba and his delegation who are currently visiting the city. The press briefing will begin at 1500hrs today.

On the 4th a meeting to discuss the impact of civil servants strike will be held at the Lupanes Women Centre and Pupu at 10am.

On the 5th of February, Bulawayo Agenda will facilitate the a constituency meeting at Hwange Baobab Hotel at 2pm.

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Bulawayo Agenda is a civil society organisation that conducts advocacy on issues of democracy. It is committed to providing a platform for people to express their views and debate on matters that affect their lives. It has active chapters in Gweru, Gwanda, Plumtree, Victoria Falls, Matopo, Hwange, Binga, Nkayi, Lupane and Tsholotsho.

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