parliament.jpgIn a move that is meant to scuttle the progress that has been made in the road to the implementation of the indigenisation and empowerment programme, MDC-T legislators have moved a motion to have the indigenisation and empowerment regulations withdrawn forthwith.

The motion that is likely to attract a heated debate between Zanu PF and MDC-formations was moved by MDC-T legislator Mr. Alex Masundure and is seen as a direct move to stop the progress that has been achieved by the stakeholders involved in the implementation of the Act.

Mr. Masundure said he decided to move the motion on the grounds that there is selective application of the Act to promote certain individuals by the Ministry responsible along party lines.

However, the Minister of Youth Development, Indigenisation and Empowerment, Cde Saviour Kasukuwere has been on record saying every individual has a right to be part of this government initiative regardless of party affiliation.

Cde Kasukuwere has already provided a road map for mining firms operating in the country in which he has stressed that communities in areas where the mining giants are operating will be the first ones to benefit.

Observers say it will be naive therefore for one to believe that all the communities living in mining areas are Zanu PF supporters.

Just like the land reform programme, many MDC formations supporters have been taking a backseat in the implementation of indigenisation programmes alleging that its a Zanu PF programme despite repeated calls for everyone to participate.