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Long Stalled, Zimbabwe Constitutional Revision Process Moving Forward Again

The process of revising the Zimbabwean constitution has been held up for several months while funding issues were worked out between Harare officials in charge of the process and donors led by the UN Development Program

Rapporteurs who will record the views of Zimbabweans in the public outreach phase of the country's process of constitutional revision gathered in Harare Wednesday for training sessions on Thursday and Friday.

Parliament’s Select Committee on Constitutional Revision announced the schedule last weekend. There have been delays in the process due to funding issues, but sources said the United Nations Development Program has released US$21 million.

Constitutional Affairs Minister Eric Matinenga told VOA Studio 7 reporter Jonga Kandemiiri that the issue of police security is still being discussed.

Rapporteur Effie Dlela Ncube, chairman of the Matebeleland Constitutional Reform Agenda, told VOA Studio 7 reporter Brenda Moyo he hopes he will learn how to accurately record public opinion.