COPAC press statement
The Constitution Select Committee, COPAC, would like to advise that the disagreement over data analysis methods which led to an impasse has now been resolved. Stakeholders to the process agreed to move forward as follows:-
1 There is agreement to collapse three meeting points in a rural ward into one in order to equalize the disparity between urban and rural wards and because the process is ward based.
2 Where there was more than one meeting in an urban ward, or in any other ward, these shall also be collapsed into one.
3 The analysis of the rural data will be done separately from the urban.
4 Frequencies or preponderance will not be the absolute determinant of popularity or importance of an agreed concept.
5 Both quantitative and qualitative approaches will be applied in data analysis.
(5.1) Where we use both quantitative and qualitative methods of analysis, none shall take precedence over the other.
(5.2) In the qualitative approach, key attributes will include the following:
• atmosphere of meeting
6 All the reports already done shall be revised to take into account the new qualitative dimensions.
COPAC would like to reassure all Zimbabweans that the constitution-making process is on course and would like to allay any fears that have arisen from reports that are circulating.
Honorable M.P. Mangwana
Honorable E.T. Mkhosi
Honorable D.T. Mwonzora
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