COPAC's Final Narrative Report to Parliament - Feb 2013.doc

As with other teams the outreach teams worked very

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As with other teams, the outreach teams worked very well with each other and it was difficult to tell if they were from different political parties, one of the greatest achievements of the outreach programme country wide. High attendance by participants was recorded in Insiza, Umzingwane and Beitbridge districts, with Beitbridge recording the highest attendance by members of the public. Beitbridge had also the highest number of meetings held per ward with some wards holding as many as five meetings in a single ward. This became a source of consternation within the Select Committee at the Data Uploading stage. However, the matter was amicably resolved. The high attendances in these districts were attributed to extensive mobilisation and information dissemination by political party liaison committees. Initial attendance figures for the province were the lowest, and it was as a result of this that the Select Committee resolved to rope in District and Provincial Liaison Officers throughout the country to ensure improved attendances at meetings. Outreach in Matabeleland South province was overseen by Senator Tambudzani Mohadi and the late Senator Gladys Gombami-Dube . The outcomes of the meetings are clearly indicated in the National and Provincial Statistical reports as annexures to this report 2.8.10. Midlands The outreach consultation process started on the 21 st of June 2010 and ended on the 29 th of September 2010. 39 The Constitution Select Committee (COPAC) Report to Parliament, February 2013
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A total of 102 453 people took part in the consultation process in 672 meetings. All meetings were conducted peacefully and there was maximum participation from different stakeholders and meetings were conducted in languages that were compatible with each specific area. It was reported that morale was very high amongst participating stakeholders. It was however, noted that youth participation was very minimal and this could be because most meetings were held during week days when most youths would be attending schools and colleges. No cases of violence were reported throughout the period of the outreach process, and for this, the Midlands Province was very exemplary. Despite its vast swath of territory and diverse languages, it maintained a very high level of political tolerance throughout the exercise. Again as in other provinces, team members faced accommodation problems as they were regularly booked out of hotels in the province due to non-payment of hotel bills. In some cases, as in other provinces, fuel was not availed timeously, and this resulted in some meetings being held late. The meetings in the province were supervised by Hon. Jorum Gumbo and Hon. Amos Chibaya, and were assisted by the Provincial Coordinator Mrs Chitiyo and eight District Coordinators from the eight Districts in the province. The outcomes of the meetings are clearly indicated in the National and Provincial Statistical reports as annexures to this report.
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  • Fall '17
  • Jane Moore
  • ........., Parliament of the United Kingdom, The Honourable, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, The Right Honourable, Constitution Select Committee

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