President keen on finalising Legislative Reforms 

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President keen on finalising Legislative Reforms



Brian Rungano Temba


In his State of the Nation Address yesterday, President Emmerson Mnangagwa expressed his keen interest in Parliament finalising all Legislation reforms queued for amendments.


President Mnangagwa said that these outstanding legislations must occupy the Parliamentary schedule during this first Session of the Tenth Parliament.


“Obsolete laws such as the Fredrick Clayton Trust Act; the Service of Documents Act; Settled Estates Leasing Act and the War Marriages Validation Act should be repealed under the Repeal of Laws (General Amendment) Bill. New Bills which will constitute the business of the First Session include the Persons with Disabilities Bill and the Administration of Estates Amendment Bill,” said President Mnangagwa.



“The Mines and Minerals Amendment Bill; Public Finance Management Amendment Bill; Medical Services Amendment Bill; Insurance Bill and the Private

Voluntary Organisation Bill, which were outstanding from the Ninth Parliament, must be concluded during the First Session of this Parliament


To give impetus to matters related to climate change adaptation and resilience, the Tenth Parliament is called upon to review the Water Act; the Zimbabwe National

Water Authority Act and the Plant Breeders Act.



The much-anticipated Climate Change Bill seeking to regulate greenhouse gas emissions and facilitate low carbon development technologies should be thoroughly debated towards strengthening appropriate institutions and funding mechanisms,” said President Mnangagwa.


“The robust measures put in place by Government to enhance and guarantee agricultural productivity, including irrigation development and climate-proofing, saw us realise national food security. Zimbabwe is now wheat self sufficient. The Second Republic has begun the drilling of 35 000 boreholes and establishing Village Agro-Business Units. This is set to consolidate national agriculture productivity and food self sufficiency.


“The mainstreaming of Community Radio Stations attests to the Second Republic’s commitment towards accelerating media reforms. In an endeavour to further open up the airwaves, the Broadcasting Services Amendment Bill should be finalised and amendments to the Zimbabwe Media Commission Act passed,” added President Mnangagwa.



A full list of Laws the Tenth Parliament has been instructed to deal with includes-


1- The Mines and Minerals Amendment Bill;

2- Public Finance Management Amendment Bill;

3- Medical Services Amendment Bill; Insurance Bill

4- Private Voluntary Organisation Bill,

5- Fredrick Clayton Trust Act (to be repealed)

6- Service of Documents Act(to be repealed)

7- Settled Estates Leasing Act(to be repealed)

8- War Marriages Validation Act(to be repealed)

9- Persons with Disabilities Bill

10- Administration of Estates Amendment Bill.

11- The Legal Practitioners (Amendment) Bill, 2023

12- Inheritance and Succession Laws (General Amendment) Bill, 2023,

13- Water Act (to be reviewed)

14- Zimbabwe National Water Authority Act (to be reviewed)

15- Plant Breeders Act(to be reviewed)

16- Climate Change Bill

17- The Parks and Wildlife Act (amendment)

18- Human Wildlife Conflict Relief Fund

19- Competition Amendment Bill;

20- Economic Empowerment Bill;

21- Standards Bill;

22- Sugar Production Amendment Bill 23-Technical Regulations Bill.

24-Electronic Transactions and Electronic Commerce Bill,

25- Postal and Telecommunications Amendment Bill

26- Zimbabwe Construction Contractors Council Bill

27- Housing Standards Control Act and the Housing and Buildings Act.

28- The Medical Aid Societies Regulatory Authority,

29- Health Professions Act;

30- Family Planning Council Act

31- Medicines and Allied Substances Control Act

32-National Health Insurance Bill

33- National Productivity Institute Bill; 34- Pensions Amendment Bill;

35- Occupational Safety and Health Amendment Bill

36- Human Resources Practitioners Bill

37- National Youth Bill,

38- The Small and Medium Enterprises Act (review)

39- Savings and Credit Cooperative Societies Bill

40- Broadcasting Services

Amendment Bill

41- Zimbabwe Media Commission Act (Amendment)

42- Sport, Leisure and Recreation Bill

43- Sports Integrity Bill,

44- Lotteries and Gaming Act(alignment)

45-Veterans of the Liberation Struggle Act (amendment)

46- National Heroes Act (amendment)

47- Victims Compensation Act (amendment)

48- Radiation Protection Amendment Bill

49- The Biological Warfare Bill

50-Trafficking in Persons Act (amendment)

51- Immigration Act(amendment)

52-Citizenship of Zimbabwe Act(amendment)

53- National Archives of Zimbabwe Act(amendment);

54- Private Investigators and Security(amendment)

55- Guards (Control) Act(amendment)

56- Official Secrets Act(amendment)

58- Unlawful Organisations Act(amendment)

59- Censorship and Entertainments Control Act (amendment)

60- Births and Deaths Registration Act(amendment).