Zim Has Referendum Funds

Zimbabwe has secured funds for the upcoming constitutional referendum.

The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission had requested $85 million for the polls which will decide on the adoption of the country’s governing charter.

An attempt to get the money from the United Nations Development Programme hit a brick wall rather firmly after the government was told that its application had come in a bit too late.  Justice and Legal Affairs Minister Cde Patrick Chinamasa said the money was sourced locally.

Now the focus is on awareness campaigns which are now expected to begin tomorrow.

If you haven’t seen it already, get a copy of the draft constitution here.

This is what we will be voting on come 16 March.

With information from The Sunday Mail  (Zimbabwe)