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Teams for Zimbabwe's Constitution Revision Press on Despite Funding Hiccups

The government this week appealed for some US$8.2 million to fund the finalization of consultations after being snubbed by the UNDP

Zimbabwe's constitution revision teams appeared unfazed Thursday by a critical shortage of funds affecting the process as they went about consultations across the country.

The government launched an US$8.2 million appeal this week for finalization of the outreach phase of the constitution revision exercise.

Sources said though some outreach team members complained over nonpayment, public consultations were held and the process went smoothly in many places.

In Matabeleland South Province meetings were held at Embakwe Mission, Plumtree where turnout is reported to have been very high.

But authorities said there were no youths in attendence.

Parliamentary select committe co-chairman Edward Mkhosi told VOA Studio 7 reporter Brenda Moyo his panel was greatly concerned by the nonattendence of youths in their meetings.