Zimbabwe Military Academy Officer Cadets who toured Parliament of Zimbabwe today

Parliament remains committed to ensure the 50/50 constitutionally enshrined gender representation is met.

In that regard women parliamentarians across the political divide have a lobby group which is in the process of coming up with their manifesto to be used by aspiring women legislators.

This emerged during a tour of parliament by officer cadets from the Zimbabwe Military Academy (ZMA).

156 ZMA regular officer cadets, 37 of them females were taken through the role and functions of the parliament.

In response to questions from some cadets on what parliament is doing to ensure there is more women representation, deputy clerk of parliament Mrs Hellen Dingane said parliament has a raft of measures in place were women parliamentarians converge and share ways of ensuring gender parity is achieved.

She added that it is important for military personnel to appreciate the role and functions of parliament as this would help them understand the legislative role played by this arm of the state.

The cadets toured the parliament buildings and were taken through the law making process and the functions of parliament staff.