Parliament has been called on to expedite the completion of at least 10 pieces of legislation that seek to improve the ease of doing business to improve productivity in industry.

Speaker of the National Assembly, Advocate Jacob Mudenda told legislators attending the post budget seminar on Monday that parliament has a key role to play in creating a conducive environment for productivity.

“You should work more closely with the executive to ensure that there is in place legislation that creates a fertile environment for investors to come and do business with Zimbabwe. One key area that needs to be improved is the establishment of a true one stop shop for investors,” he said.

Advocate Mudenda also said the Ministry of Energy and Power Development must do more to attract independent power producers as Zimbabwe is losing a lot of money importing power.

Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) Governor, Dr John Mangudya told parliament in March this year that Zimbabwe needs $5 million a week to import power from South Africa and Mozambique.