Harare – The dire economic decay of Zimbabwe has forced the new dispensation under President Mnangagwa to foster for amendments to the 9th parliamentary bills to suit the prevailing situation in the country.
President Mnangagwa urged House of Assembly members to stick to their campaigning messages.
He said, “This is the time for us as constitutional representatives to fulfill the pledges we have made during elections so that we can improve the ease of doing business.”
“My government supports agriculture since it is the backbone of this economy, so I called for the creation of water bodies which are there to monitor on irrigation schemes to curb the negative impacts of drought,” the President added.
He also postulated on the importance of the Forestry Commission bill which is there to safeguard on the country’s natural resources as well as fighting corruption in the abuse of these resources.
“We need to uphold democratic values for the prosperity of our country thereby engage with international relationships. No one should abuse the state’s resources or funds for his or her benefit because such a move may create a bad reputation of our country and repel investors,” he said.
Mnangagwa also said his government is aware of the challenges faced by the industry sector, education, health, tourism, medias, traditional amendment bill, rural council bill, customary law, cyber space bill as well as the mining sector as the legitimate agenda is there to give impetus to the economic agenda.
He promised a well conducive environment of practicing journalistic duties as the Zimbabwe Media Commission (ZMC) issues will be tabled in the near future since there are so many draconian laws such Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act (AIPPA) and Public Order and Security Act (POSA) which infringe against freedom of the press.
He also noted that the Child and Marriage bills have to be amended to curb early child marriages and sexual abuse so that such perpetrators will be given stiffer sentences.