Parliament of Zimbabwe signs MOU for cooperation

By ZBC Reporter
THE PARLIAMENT of Zimbabwe has signed memoranda of understanding with thirteen organisations as the 9th parliament attests to the shared values and vision for cooperation with various stakeholders in order to fulfil its mandate.
The organisations include the Southern Africa Parliamentary Support Trust, Zimbabwe Women Lawyers Association, Zimbabwe environmental Lawyers Association and the Law Society of Zimbabwe.
In his keynote address at the signing ceremony, Speaker of the National Assembly, Advocate Jacob Mudenda said the unprecedented number of organisations that signed the memoranda is a vote of confidence in the trajectory that the ninth parliament has taken in fulfilling its constitutional mandate.
“As the parliament of Zimbabwe we want to assure all our stakeholders that the ninth parliament is geared to fulfilling its constitutional mandate,” he said
The Chairman of the Southern Africa Parliamentary Support Trust, Dr Innocent Matshe highlighted that his organisation is committed to providing organisational, logistical, advisory and financial support towards the parliament of Zimbabwe.
“This signing ceremony shows our commitment to see the parliament of Zimbabwe performing its duties diligently,” said Dr Matshe.
Chairperson of the Zimbabwe Women Lawyers Association, Mrs Philipa Phillips Sadza said the partnership with parliament is an opportunity to advance the upholding of women’s rights.
“We are grateful to be working with the Parliament of Zimbabwe as this will provide us the opportunity to capacitate parliamentarians on women’s rights,” she said.
The ninth parliament has adopted a vision of being an independent, people-driven, and world-class august house which can effectively play the supreme watchdog role on the demand side of accountability within the executive.