parly meeting.jpgThe prospects of the House of Assembly sitting next week has been welcomed with excitement by senior citizens in the capital who expect the Older Persons’ Bill to be presented in the next session of parliament.

It is back to business in the House of Assembly following the election of the Speaker of the House of Assembly.

Older persons in Harare welcomed the resumption of business in the august house with expectations that that the older person’s bill will be tabled.

“We welcome the resumption of parliament and we hope our bill will be tabled and passed into law,” said one elderly woman.

The senior citizens urged legislators to take parliament business seriously and focus on national issues at hand.

“Parliamentarians should desist from unnecessary arguments when in parliament and focus on developmental issues,” lamented one elderly man.

The Older Persons Bill was crafted in 2002 after the International Plan on Ageing Assembly in Madrid.

The bill has however never been passed into law resulting in senior citizens expressing concern.

The year saw the bill being approved by the cabinet committee on legislation.

Meanwhile, parliament is expected to resume sitting on the 5th of April.