144 statutes amended for alignment to the Constitution

By ZBC Reporter
A total of 144 statutes out of 183 that need to be aligned to the Constitution have been amended and efforts are underway to work on the remaining 39, Cabinet heard this Tuesday.
Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services Minister, Senator Monica Mutsvangwa said Cabinet received a comprehensive report from Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Minister, Ziyambi Ziyambi.
Senator Mutsvangwa who was addressing the media in the capital this Tuesday said the laws that were being aligned were categorised into 10 clusters which are Media and Information; Security; Citizenship and Movement of People; Local Government; Social Services; Environmental and Natural Resources; Justice Delivery; Economic Services; Political and Civil Rights; and Cross-Cutting.
“Cabinet received and noted with satisfaction a progress report on the status of Bills under review for Constitutional Alignment from the Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs, as Leader of Government Business in Parliament,” said Senator Mutsvangwa.
“To date, out of a total number of 183 statutes to be aligned with the Constitution, 144 have been amended, leaving a balance of 39. Over and above the 183 statutes which required alignment, there were 19 statutes identified as requiring enactment. Of those 19 new statutes, 14 have since either been enacted into law or have bills which are undergoing Parliamentary processes.”