The Zimbabwe Human Rights NGO Forum ran a public information kiosk at Pick ‘n’ Pay Supermarket in Masvingo today (Friday), a move meant to create an informed citizen population in Masvingo.
The launch of the information kiosk focused on making the public aware of The National Peace and Reconciliation Commission which, they said, has not been given adequate publicity for too long.
Speaking on behalf of the NGO Forum, Dzikamai Bere, the transitional justice researcher, noted that the public has for long been uninformed on national documents which they feel are vital for development thus the need for the nation to be made aware of pending developmental organisations like The National Peace and Reconciliation Commission.
“Information should be accessible to everyone so that commissions which have pending operations like the National Peace and Reconciliation Commission can commence operations. This commission was set up two years back to deal with the ills of political violence but everybody has been mum since the commissioning,” said Bere.
Bere further explained that they wished to play a pivotal area with information being distributed for free.
“We also wish to have an information kiosk where the general populace will access important information for free,” added Bere.
The information kiosk also distributed informative documents as the People’s Guide to Transitional Justice and the newly amended Zimbabwean Constitution.local