parliament.jpgThe Upper House and the House of Assembly have resumed sitting after a two week break with motions on the Presidential speech on the Fourth Session of the Seventh Parliament taking centre stage in both houses.

Presenting the motion on the Presidential speech in the Upper House, Zanu PF National Chairman, Ambassador Simon Khaya-Moyo said the inclusive government had overstayed its welcome and called for progress to ensure free and fair elections as a matter of urgency.

Senator Khaya-Moyo said the provisions of the Global Political Agreement continue to be violated by the country’s detractors saying sanctions continue to hurt Zimbabweans while pirate radio stations continue to propagate hate speech despite the clauses that seek to do away with them in the GPA.

Ambassador Khaya-Moyo took a swipe at violence perpetrators with special mention to some members of society who caused violent scenes during the official opening of the Fourth Session of the Seventh Parliament, saying violence has no place in the country.

Responding to the motion by Senator Khaya Moyo, Zanu PF spokesperson, Cde Rugare Gumbo called for equitable distribution of wealth in the country to ensure that the marginalised can also benefit from the country’s vast wealth reserves.

The Fourth Session of the Seventh Parliament is expected to deal with the Human Rights Bill after the previous session failed to deal with the bill.

The Third Session of the Seventh Parliament was characterised by adjournments as a result of the constitution making process while the few times that parliamentarians met were characterised by debates on petty debates such as discussing Brigadier General Nyikayaramba at the expense of serious national issues.