legislators sing anthem 130710.jpgLegislators from the three main political parties have commended the Head of State and Government and Commander-in-Chief of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces, President Robert Mugabe, for his speech at the official opening of the 3rd Session of the 7th  Parliament of Zimbabwe, saying it sets a legislative agenda rich enough for parliamentary debate.

 

Members of the House of Assembly from Zanu-PF, MDC-T and MDC–M said the President’s speech gives hope and promotes national unity.

 

Legislators – Cde Larry Mavhima, Mr. Tapiwa Mashakada, Mr. Siyabonga Malandu Ncube and Cde Kudakwashe Bhasikiti expressed optimism that the speech has laid the political groundwork for improving the country’s investment climate.
   
Mr. Douglas Mwonzora and Cde Walter Chidhakwa both concurred that the bills which President Mugabe said would be brought before parliament set an agenda that is expected to help the overall growth of the economy. 

 

Women legislators – Cde Olivia Muchena of Zanu-PF and MDC-T’s Jessie Majome applauded the coming in of the Women’s Council Bill, saying the development will assist the country towards ratifying the SADC protocols on gender equity.

 

President Mugabe’s speech touched on a wide range of topics including the constitution, independent commissions, economic growth, the sale of diamonds, re-engagement with international monetary institutions among others, as well as the bills that are expected to be tabled before parliament during the 3rd Session of the 7th Parliament.