Harare-Social movement organisation under the banner Citizens Manifesto will converge in Harare on Tuesday and Wednesday as they seek to map the way out of Zimbabwe’s current political and economic crisis.
Speaking to journalists in Harare, Citizens’ Manifesto convener Briggs Bomba said the convention seeks to offer solutions to the many challenges bedevilling the country.
“The convention is set to proffer solutions to the multifaceted challenges in the country which are affecting the majority of the ordinary citizens. It is therefore a platform for citizens to critically and objectively reflect and collectively come up with actionable solutions to the country’s problems” said Bomba
According to the convener key issues to be addressed include how to build a sustainable economy as well as the road map for achieving social cohesion.
Bomba said “There will be deliberation on national healing and reconciliation, the state of social service delivery, the need for reforms that place citizens’ rights at the centre of governance as well as guarantee free, fair and credible elections and other pertinent human right issues”
This is the second year in the running that the convention is taking place with the inaugural convention having converged in July 2018. It was graced by the late former United Nations secretary general Kofi Annan and Mary Robinson, the former President of Ireland.