By Owen Mandovha
The safety of frontline workers came under the spotlight during this Tuesday’s National Assembly sitting, with legislators pleading with authorities to ensure Covid-19 set guidelines are strictly adhered to.
The media industry and the nation at large were plunged into mourning this Sunday following the passing on of renowned journalist and ZBC Diplomatic Correspondent Janet Munyaka who succumbed to Covid-19.
Legislators challenged authorities, especially Government departments and parastatals to upscale adherence to Covid-19 guidelines to avoid losing more lives to the pandemic.
It was a unanimous feeling in the August House that more needs to be done, with the leader of Government Business in the National Assembly, Honourable Ziyambi Ziyambi paying tribute to the late female journalist, adding that more needs to be done in the wake of the second wave of the virus.
On another note, Higher and Tertiary Education, Innovation, Science and Technology Development Minister, Professor Amon Murwira presented the Manpower Development Amendment Bill which was widely supported in the house.
The Manpower Development Amendment Bill seeks to increase the country’s skills level to meet the requirements of an upper-middle-income economy.