By Owen Mandovha
The last sitting of Senate for the year was dominated by issues surrounding land and Covid-19 with government clarifying that it has a firm grip.
Leader of Business in the Upper House, Senator Monica Mutsvangwa clarified government’s position with regards to the seamless and safe passage of travellers at the country’s ports of entry.
” We are on guard to ensure that there are valid certificates on the country’s borders to avoid the spread of Covid 19.”
On the issue of land barons which was also high on the agenda.
Minister of National Housing and Social Amenities Daniel Garwe said, “we are in the process of cleaning the mess around land barons but remember this is a legacy issue and we are happy that there is now compliance in terms of regularisation.”
Following some confusion on the role of the new Ministry of National Housing and Social Amenities, Leader of Government Business in the Upper House, Senator Monica Mutsvangwa clarified the misunderstanding while thanking senators for their contributions throughout the year.
” In his wisdom, President Emmerson Mnangagwa saw it fit to separate the Ministry of National Housing and Social Amenities from that of Local Government in order to drive the resolving of housing problems in the country. Let me thank you all for having contributed so well to Senate business during the year 2020.”
The Senate was adjourned to the 26th of January next year.