Pres­i­dent to open new Parly ses­sion

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - National News - Than­deka Moyo Chron­i­cle Re­porter

PRES­I­DENT Mu­gabe will of­fi­cially open the Fourth ses­sion of the Eighth Par­lia­ment on Oc­to­ber 4.

The Clerk of Par­lia­ment, Mr Kennedy Chokuda, yes­ter­day said Pres­i­dent Mu­gabe would also present the leg­isla­tive agenda for the up­com­ing new ses­sion for par­lia­ment on the same day.

“Pres­i­dent Mu­gabe will open the 4th ses­sion of the 8th Par­lia­ment of Zim­babwe on Oc­to­ber 4. He will also present the leg­isla­tive agenda for Par­lia­ment,” said Mr Chokuda.

“The out­line of the leg­isla­tive bills are ex­pected to be brought be­fore Par­lia­ment for con­sid­er­a­tion.”

Some of the laws that are likely to be on the next Par­lia­ment ses­sion’s leg­isla­tive agenda have to do with cy­ber crimes fol­low­ing the abuse of so­cial me­dia in a bid to desta­bilise the coun­try.

This week, In­for­ma­tion Com­mu­ni­ca­tion Tech­nol­ogy, Postal and Courier Ser­vices Min­is­ter Supa Mandi­wanzira said Zim­babwe has for­mu­lated the Na­tional Cy­ber Se­cu­rity Pol­icy on com­puter crimes such as data pro­tec­tion, elec­tronic trans­ac­tions and com­merce to en­sure that com­mer­cial ac­tiv­i­ties are pro­tected and reg­u­lated.

The Bills that are ex­pected to deal with cy­ber crimes in­clude the Cy­ber Se­cu­rity Bill, the Data Pro­tec­tion Bill and the E-Com­merce Bill.

Re­cently, Min­is­ter Mandi­wanzira said: “Some of the is­sues the ICT Pol­icy and the Bills (Cy­ber Se­cu­rity Bill, Data Pro­tec­tion Bill, and the E-Com­merce Bill) will re­spond to in­clude abuse of peo­ple’s data when they go to banks, in­sur­ance houses, and med­i­cal aid so­ci­eties. Data is now be­ing spread all over, peo­ple hack­ing into ac­counts and send­ing neg­a­tive stuff all over. We are go­ing to ad­dress these is­sues very soon.” — @thamamoe

Pres­i­dent Robert Mu­gabe

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