Community Based Organisations attend stakeholder engagement in Lupane
Sibanye Animal Welfare and Conservancy Trust took part in a Provincial Stakeholder Engagement which was conducted by the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC). During the engagement, ZEC highlighted that this is part of a drive initiated by the commission to decentralise monthly Stakeholder Engagement Meetings in all the country’s 10 Provinces. The initiative began in September.
The ZEC delegation highlighted that the purpose of the engagement was to update stakeholders on the upcoming electoral activities such as voter registration and pre-delimitation activities. The platform was also to share with stakeholders information on topical processes such as nomination court proceedings, electoral systems, the legal framework on electoral processes and polling process.
These engagements are crucial as they enable the commission to update stakeholders on their activities as well as hear their concerns and get insights on ways to make the whole electoral process better. The Stakeholder Engagement was attended by stakeholders in Lupane including members of Civil Society Organisations Community Based Organisations and Family Based Organisations in Lupane.
The ZEC delegation informed the stakeholders that the commission is preparing for the delimitation processes in preparation for the 2023 elections. They further highlighted that preceding the delimitation, ZEC will conduct a voter registration blitz that will see three static registration centres in the province.
The Provincial Election Officer for Matabeleland North, Mr P Sibanda called upon CSOs to assist them by mobilizing citizens to register to vote. The CSOs expressed concern over ZEC being central making it difficult to get some information as they will be referred to the national office.
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