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Constitution taken to the people


THE Southern African Parliamentary Support Trust (SAPST) has embarked on a campaign to sensitise communities on the Constitution and how people should use it for their own betterment and that of the country.


Addressing Magwegwe constituency residents, one of the organisers of the event Henry Ndlovu urged participants to understand the role of the Constitution so that Zimbabweans can work as one.

“The purpose of this gathering is for us as Zimbabweans to understand the role of the Constitution and how it guides us to live in harmony and peace, according to its dictates,” Ndlovu said.

He said Parliament needed to work hard to align laws in the country with the new Constitution so that people could fully use this legal instrument to their advantage and growth of the country.

“It is imperative that the current Parliament works hard to align the laws in the country with the Constitution for the amelioration and growth of the country,” he said.

The meeting was attended by representatives from various political parties and civic society.

Magwegwe MP Anele Ndebele said he was happy with the attendance and co-operation exhibited by all parties in his constituency in coming together to discuss important issues that would see the country develop.

“I am happy that people in this constituency did not politicise this gathering and their attendance will go a long way in helping people understand the Constitution, especially at grassroots level,” he said.

SAPST works with various organisations such as parliaments of Southern Africa, civil society organisations and the general public in Southern Africa.

In Zimbabwe, SAPST is the leading provider of outside technical assistance to Parliament.

The organisation boasts strong teams of legal and economic experts with experience in legislative strengthening.

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