Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai's brief to civil society

Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai has just briefed civil society on political developments at a meeting organised by the Christian Alliance and Bulawayo Agenda in the city of Bulawayo and attended by various civic organisations from different corners of the country. The Prime Minister highlighted that:

Morgan Tsvangirai
Morgan Tsvangirai

1)The inclusive government is now winding up its business in preparation for the general election

2)Civil society will be able to make comments and recommendations to the second all stakeholders constitutional conference but amendments to the Copac draft can only be effected by Parliament

3)The referendum will be held in November this year, which resonates with the position put forward by President Mugabe in his recent court application to have by-elections postponed

4)The Copac draft is a progressive document that should be supported by democrats

5)Government has not agreed on the specific date for general elections

6)He prefers to have general elections in June 2013 in order to allow ample time to operationalize the ‘new constitution’.

The Prime Minister also responded to a number of quotidian concerns raised by civil society around water shortages, decay of National Railways of Zimbabwe (NRZ), dilapidated state of public roads and maternal health care. In short, the Prime Minister promised to make a follow up with relevant Ministries in-order to seek lasting solutions to the problems raised.

As civil society we continue to urge the government to implement democratic and economic reforms to establish a salubrious environment for a competitive, free and fair election that will result in the instalment of a people’s government that can deal decisively and effectively with Zimbabwe’s crisis.

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