President off to Malaysia
restructure the Civil Aviation Authority of Zimbabwe, the Regional Town and Country Planning Bill and the Public Entities Corporate Governance Bill that will foster adherence to good corporate governance by public sector entities, regulate remuneration packages for boards and senior members of staff as well as enhance transparency in financial affairs of public entities.
The Public Sector Procurement Amendment Bill, the Occupational Safety and Health Bill, which establishes a tripartite Occupational Safety Council, a new Labour Amendment Bill that seeks to harmonise Zimbabwe’s labour laws with the Constitution and relevant international conventions are also expected to be tabled before the House this session.
“Greater protection will be accorded to our young citizens through amendments to the Children’s Act. The Public Health Bill, which seeks to repeal the current Public Health Act, which was enacted in 1924, will be tabled before this PRESIDENT Mugabe has left for Malaysia for a working visit that is set to cement ties between Harare and Kuala Lumpur.
The President was seen off at the Harare International Airport by the two Vice Presidents Emmerson Mnangagwa and Phelekezela Mphoko, service chiefs, ministers and senior civil servants.
Zimbabwe and Malaysia enjoy cordial relations that date back to the days of President Mahathir Mohamad.
President Mugabe was accompanied by First Lady, Dr Grace Mugabe, Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Development Cde Joram Gumbo and Foreign Affairs Minister Cde Simbarashe Mumbengegwi.
Meanwhile, VP Mphoko will be Acting President.
“Additionally, the Medical Aid Societies Bill, which provides for the establishment of a regulatory authority to govern medical aid societies in Zimbabwe will be brought for consideration by this Parliament,” said the President.
He said the Manpower Development Act will be amended while the Zimbabwe Youth Council Bill, which provides a legal framework for youth development activities will also be introduced in Parliament.
“It will be recalled that I issued a statement to clarify Government’s position regarding the Indigenisation and Economic Empowerment Policy on 11th April, 2016.
“The relevant Act will thus be amended to bring it into consonance with the enunciated policy position,” said the President.
Other Bills to be tabled are the Computer Crime and Cyber Security Bill, the Electronic Transactions and Electronic Commerce Bill and the Data Protection Bill.