Pres­i­dent off to Malaysia

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - National News - Munyaradzi Huni Harare Bureau

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.

Pres­i­dent Mu­gabe

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