Greater bilateral relations are expected between the parliaments of Zimbabwe and Ghana which will culminate in exchange programmes among legislators from the two countries.

This is anticipated to result in the grooming of a new crop of leaders who share a common pan-African vision.

The agenda to steer Africa into a new economic order anchored on more development and less politics formed the basis of discussions when Speaker of the National Assembly Advocate Jacob Mudenda and Ghanaian ambassador to Zimbabwe, Eric Odoi-Anim, met in Harare this Tuesday.

Advocate Mudenda said there must be greater cooperation between African parliaments if Africa is to be able to speak with one voice in shaping its future.

Advocate Mudenda said since coming into office, Ambassador Odoi-Anim is only the second African ambassador to pay him a visit to exchange ideas on cooperation.

Ambassador Odoi-Anim said just like Zimbabwe, his country recognises and accepts that now is the time for Africa to focus more on economics, a mantra that President Emmerson Mnangagwa has been persistently advocating for.

Advocate Mudenda also took the opportunity to pass his condolences to the Ghanaian ambassador on the passing on of Ghanaian diplomat and former Secretary General of the United Nations, Kofi Annan, on 18 August 2018.