United Nations backs Zim’s development thrust

By Josephine Mugiyo Diplomatic Correspondent
THE United Nations office in Zimbabwe says it will align its operations with the National Development Strategy One, pledging support to government initiatives which seek to improve livelihoods.
The United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator, Mr Edward Kallon met the Speaker of Parliament, Advocate Jacob Mudenda in Harare this Monday, where they discussed various issues, including bills that have been passed in parliament and the functions of the august house.
“I had a very constructive meeting with the speaker of parliament, as you’re aware I arrived in the country recently so I’m here to have a better appreciation of the work of parliament. We discussed the long standing relationship between UN and the Parliament of Zimbabwe,” said Mr Kallon.
Mr Kallon also indicated that the United Nations will work hand in glove with the Zimbabwean government as it seeks to achieve National Development Strategy One (NDS1) objectives.
“The Zimbabwe government has the NDS1 framework and UN has a cooperation frame work which is aligned to the government programmes. This means the UN is here to support what government is doing,”
Mr Kallon assumed his duties in Zimbabwe in January this year.