The Citizens’ Manifesto, a coalition of civic organizations, is to hold a National Citizen Convention on 22 and 23 August. The Convention is meant to map what civil society considers a sustainable path out of Zimbabwe’s deepening socio-economic and crisis.
The principal objective of the Convention is to proffer solutions to the multi-faceted challenges facing the country. As such, the Convention will be a platform for citizens to critically and objectively reflect on Zimbabwe’s political and socio-economic crisis and come up with resolutions on how the country’s problems can be solved.
The Convention is also expected to come up with a plan of action to be adopted by participating organizations in their advocacy for a democratic and prosperous Zimbabwe.
Key issues and questions to be addressed at the convention include: how to build a sustainable economy in Zimbabwe, the quest for a people-oriented leadership in Zimbabwe and the Roadmap for achieving sustainable social cohesion. There will also be deliberation on national healing and reconciliation, the state of social service delivery, the need for reforms that guarantee free, fair, credible elections and other pertinent human rights and governance issues.
Running under the theme, ‘It’s Us and Its Now: Whatever the Question Community is the Answer, will draw participants from civic organizations, civic coalitions, youths, women, t groups, business, faith based organizations and the Diaspora.
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