Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa has reiterated that the alignment of legislation to the constitution is an urgent task and a key success factor of the economic blue print, ZIM ASSET.
He said this in Kadoma while officially opening the Ministry of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs’ strategic plan review workshop.
Vice President Mnangagwa, who is also the Minister of Justice said the country has not done so well in aligning current laws to the constitution, saying such constitutional obligations must be performed diligently and without delay.
He said the alignment of the laws to the supreme law of the land must also take cognisance of recent decisions of the bench, and more recently, judgements relating to marriage laws and legislation affecting children.
"There is need to make justice available to people at grassroot level. The ministry of justice must ensure that the good of the majority inspire the goals, objectives and output set out in its strategic plan and programmes," said Vice President Mnangagwa.
Cde Mnangagwa also revealed that efforts are on course to decongest the prisons through a project being carried out by the justice, law and order sector.
The Minister of State for Mashonaland West Cde Faber Chidarikire said he hopes the planning process will promote transparency, efficiency and professionalism.
The workshop is aimed at reviewing the performance of the ministry of justice’s various departments in 2015, and is also expected to come up with targets for 2016.