By ZBC Reporter
The Parliament of Zimbabwe has signed agreements with three non-governmental organisations to enhance social justice, gender equality and poverty eradication in the country.
The memoranda of understanding were signed with Action Aid Zimbabwe, Women and Law in Southern Africa as well as Silveira house Jesuit Social Justice and Development Centre.
Speaking during the signing ceremony, Speaker of the national assembly Advocate Jacob Mudenda stressed the importance of unity in fighting for a common cause.
“You will agree with me that leveraging on the symbiotic cooperation between parliament and the parties to the Memoranda of understanding is the bedrock of our contribution to national development. We can only succeed in this endeavour if we believe that no institution can function in isolation. Thus there is immense power when a group of people with similar interests come together to work towards a common goal.”
Signatories to the MOU pledged to work with the Parliament of Zimbabwe for the benefit of Zimbabweans.
“Our job is to hold duty bearers to account, thus the MOU represents the formalisation of the work we have been doing with the Parliament of Zimbabwe. The Role of MPs is not only political but existential we want to keep our MPs frightened in a positive way,” ActionAid country director Mr Joey Mabenge said.
The agreements come hard on the heels of the memoranda of understanding between Parliament and thirteenth different civil society partners on the 30th of January this year.