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Harare- 22 June 2017- The Zimbabwe Election Support Network (ZESN), a coalition of 34 non-governmental organisations working to promote democratic elections in Zimbabwe, has elected a new Board to steer the Network for the next five years. ZESN held its 16th Annual General Meeting in Harare, where Mr. Andrew Makoni was elected as the new Board Chairperson. He will be deputized by Mr. Dumisani Nkomo of Habakkuk Trust based in Bulawayo. The new ZESN Board will be represented by the following member organizations:
1. Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace Zimbabwe (CCJPZ) 2. Chitungwiza Residents’ Trust (CHITREST) 3. National Association of Societies for the Care of the Handicapped (NASCOH) 4. Women’s Coalition of Zimbabwe (WCOZ) 5. Youth Empowerment and Transformation Trust (YETT) 6. Zimbabwe Council of Churches (ZCC) 7. Zimbabwe Human Rights Association (ZimRights) 8. Zimbabwe National Students Union (ZINASU) 9. Zimbabwe Women Lawyers Association (ZWLA)
Mr. Makoni takes over from Mr. Henry Masaya, who in his parting words thanked the ZESN membership for bestowing upon him the honour of leading the network. Mr. Makoni is a seasoned human rights lawyer, who has sat in various local boards. In his acceptance speech, Mr. Makoni acknowledged the huge task that faces the new board as the country prepares for the Biometric Voter Registration and the impending 2018 elections.
“I undertake to work tirelessly with my team, with my eyes focusing on the organisational goals; my ears open to the voices of the members and stakeholders; my heart committed to ZESN’s mission of promoting democratic elections in Zimbabwe and its vision of promoting the establishment of and upholding of a democratic electoral environment and processes in Zimbabwe,” said the newly elected ZESN Chair.
In addition, he added that, “Given the imminence of the elections, it is important to speedy up the new voter registration process, avail adequate resources to the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission and align electoral laws to the new Constitution.”
ZESN remains committed to promoting democratic elections in Zimbabwe. ... See MoreSee Less