Copac national coordinator Gift Marunda confirmed that the body needed US$5 million to complete the drafting process and for publicity of the final draft constitution.
“We need a US$5 million to complete the work outside the amount needed for the holding of a referendum,” said Marunda. “This amount includes activities such as producing the final draft, translating it into local languages, the second all stakeholders’ conference and consolidation of the draft for the referendum,” he said.
Finance minister Tendai Biti is on record indicating that he had budgeted US$30 million for the referendum, which may be jeopardised should Zanu PF have its way and halt the entire constitution-making process as it has been threatening to do constantly.
(Pictured:Copac co-chairperson Douglas Mwonzora)