President Emmerson Mnangagwa says the enactment of the Tripartite Negotiating Forum (TNF) Act will enable the emergence of a stronger and more responsive social dialogue platform capable of contributing to the speedy resuscitation of the economy and the achievement of vision 2030.

Commissioning the TNF Act at the Harare International Conference Centre (HICC) today, President Mnangagwa urged partners within the forum to value the shared vision and allow it to be the guiding principle in all engagements and the social dialogue.

“I challenge social partners to be transparent and hold each other accountable for their respective duties and responsibilities conferred to them towards the attainment of the development agenda,” he said.

The President further implored social partners to refine past initiatives and craft innovative strategies for the future in the context of new realities facing Zimbabwe.

He said matters related to the performance of the labour market and the current erosion of salaries and wage value by the unjustified price hikes further give impetus to the realistic pricing models.

The TNF started as a voluntary and unlegislated platform for social dialogue in Zimbabwe since 1998.

However, given its potential utility to the socio-economic development of the country, there was general consensus among social partners that the gains made by the TNF can be fully-harnessed if it is underpinned by a strong legislative framework.