The Ministry of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs says it is impressed with the progress made in the biometric voter registration (BVR) programme which entered second phase today.
Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs, Retired Brigadier General Happyton Bonyongwe who toured BVR registration centres in Mrewa West constituency said despite a few logistical challenges he is impressed by the exercise.
Zimbabwe Electoral Commission chairperson, Justice Rita Makarau said the first phase went on very well adding that they have approached the Ministry of Home Affairs so that the registration centres supervisors are given commissioner of oaths status to assist citizens facing challenges with proof of residence.
Retired Brigadier General Bonyongwe who was accompanied by the ministry’s Permanent Secretary Mrs Virginia Mabhiza toured Chemhondoro Secondary School and Cross Business Centre registration centres in Mrewa.
In Mashonaland East, the second phase of the BVR programme covers UMP, Mrewa South, North and West and Marondera Central and East constituencies.