Newly elected legislators sworn in, pledge to serve communities

By Peter Chivhima
NEWLY-ELECTED legislators were sworn in this Tuesday in the National Assembly, amid calls for them to rise to the occasion in line with standing rules of the august house.
28 newly elected members of parliament took their oath of office this Tuesday in the National assembly following their victories in by-elections held last month. Among them are also members who are coming to Parliament for the first time who pledged to change their constituencies for better.
“I am very excited to be in the August house for the first time and I promise to deliver better results for my constituency. As you know that I managed to take Mutare South constituency from the opposition it’s my task to work for transforming my constituency.” Said Honourable Tasara Hungwe, Mberengwa South legislator.
“It was hard for me to win the Kwekwe constituency but what I am promising Kwekwe is peace. You know that the issue of Machetes is rampant in Kwekwe so it’s my task,” said Honourable Judith Tobaiwa, Citizen Coalition for Change Kwekwe Central legislator.

Zanu PF legislator for Epworth, Honourable Zalera Makari says she has already set the ball rolling in her constituency.
“I am very excited to win in Harare representing the revolutionary Zanu PF party, a party with people at heart so I want to make sure that the issue of housing is regulated so that everyone gets a decent accommodation. Also the issue of service delivery I am going to work hard in that area,” she said.
Clerk of Parliament Mr Kennedy Chokuda explained what is in store for the newly-elected legislators.
“We want to challenge the newly sworn in members to follow the standing orders and deliver for their people. Also another issue is of the capacitation of these members so that they can carry out their duties effectively, to those coming to Parliament for the first time we are going to issue vehiclse while we scale up on the CDF,” he said.
The March 26 By Elections saw the ruling party, Zanu PF increasing its seats after it snatched Epworth and Mutasa south seats from the opposition.