via Zanu-PF caucus on tomorrow | The Herald 18 November 2014
Zanu-pf Members of Parliament will hold a caucus tomorrow to review the last session of Parliament and prepare for the Second Session of the Eighth Parliament that was officially opened by President Mugabe recently.In a statement yesterday, zanu-pf Chief Whip Cde Joram Gumbo urged all legislators from the revolutionary party to attend the caucus.
“All zanu-pf Members of Parliament are required to attend an urgent party caucus meeting to be held at zanu-pf headquarters on Wednesday November 19 2014 at 0900hours,” he said. “Members are advised to be punctual and to attend this important caucus without fail.”
In an interview, Cde Gumbo said they would take advantage of the presence of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Emmerson Mnangagwa to be briefed on the Bills that would come during the coming session.
“That would also enable us to research,” he said.
“We will also review the last session and see what our strengths were as well as weaknesses and explore how we can improve.”
Cde Gumbo said they would also discuss motions that would be tabled before Parliament that were pursuant to fulfilment of Zim-Asset.
“We will also take advantage of the presence of Ministers to urge them to respond to motions and attend question time in both the National Assembly and Senate,” he said.
Officially opening the Second Session of the Eighth Parliament on October 28, President Mugabe unveiled 15 Bills that would be tabled during the session whose emphasis he said would be on the alignment of laws with the new Constitution.
The Ministry of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs says 450 laws need to be aligned with the new Constitution.
The 15 Bills outlined by President Mugabe are the New Income Tax Bill, Debt Management Bill, Joint Venture Bill, Pension and Provident Amendment Bill, Amendment to the Labour Act, Indigenisation and Economic Empowerment Act, Insurance Act, Procurement Act.
Others are the Tripartite Negotiating Forum Bill, Electronic Transactions Bill, Cybercrime Bill, Data Protection Bill, Public Health Bill, Manicaland State University of Applied Sciences Bill, Gwanda State University Bill, National Defence College Bill.