The Centre for Democratic Transitions–Ghana (CDT-Ghana) has expressed satisfaction with the Zimbabwe Presidential Succession.
The Centre congratulated all stakeholders in the process for ensuring a peaceful succession without violence or bloodshed.
A statement signed by Nana Ato Dadzie, the Executive Coordinator of the CDT-Ghana, and copied to the Ghana News Agency on Friday, said a lesson from the resolution of the Zimbabwean Presidential Succession saga was that the people themselves took the primary responsibility to resolve the problem.
“Another lesson is that every country must prepare for transition,” the statement said.
“Now that the issue of the Zimbabwean Presidential Succession is resolved; the real challenge of the political transition begins,” it said.
The statement said the CDT-Ghana has begun a process of identifying formal and informal means of assisting the Government and people of Zimbabwe in resolving the political transition issues that would definitely arise.
This, it said, would undoubtedly involve a healing process within ZANU–PF; reconciliation between ZANU-PF and the opposition political parties and accession of the new political appointees to office.
“It also involve capacity-building and training of the new political office-holders; the transfer of official assets and properties from the previous political office-holders to the incoming office-holders; and preparations towards the 2018 Presidential and Parliamentary Elections.”
The statement said the CDT-GH would work with relevant Continental, Regional and Zimbabwean National bodies to ensure that those and other related matters were resolved in a peaceful and constitutional manner as the Presidential Succession was handled.
It called for massive international, moral, and economic support for the new democratic path chosen by the people of Zimbabwe and congratulated the Government and people for the great political feat.