The Ministry of Information Publicity and Broadcasting Services has assured the public that the rights and freedoms of the people of Zimbabwe will not be violated by the budget-making process.

The Ministry said the 2024 national budget proposals presented last week by the Minister of Finance, Economic Development and Investment Promotion, Professor Mthuli Ncube is still going through parliamentary processes.

In a statement, the Minister of Information Publicity and Broadcasting Services, Dr Jenfan Muswere said parliament has set up committees to take into account the genuine concerns of the people of Zimbabwe, and the civic and business community.

The Minister noted that the setting up of committees makes the budget process purely a stakeholder-driven approach and involves debates in the national assembly and senate.

He said the government is committed to the stakeholder-driven approach to national budget formulation in order to improve the standards of living for the people of Zimbabwe.