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launch of Parliament of Zimbabwe's strategic plan
Southern African Parliamentary Support Trust
September 27, 2012
Zimbabwe launched its 5-year Institutional Strategic Plan (2011
– 2015) yesterday at a colourful ceremony at the Rainbow Towers
Hotel in Harare. The Southern African Parliamentary Support Trust
(SAPST) and the Zimbabwe Institute (ZI) provided technical and financial
support to Parliament
of Zimbabwe for the crafting of the strategic plan. The official
launch of the Institutional Strategic Plan yesterday was facilitated
and funded by SAPST.
In his keynote
address, the Speaker of the House of Assembly, Hon. Lovemore Moyo,
said the launch of the strategic plan was an historic occasion which
marked a milestone of Parliament of Zimbabwe’s reform agenda.
He expressed gratitude to parliament’s development partners,
namely; SAPST and ZI for mobilizing resources for the development
of parliament’s strategic plan as well as providing technical
assistance towards the crafting of the document. SAPST received
funding for this particular project from the Royal Netherlands Embassy
and USAID. Thus the Speaker also extended special gratitude and
appreciation for the financial support that Parliament of Zimbabwe
was receiving from such international donors as the Royal Netherlands
Embassy, USAID and DFID among others. The Speaker also thanked parliament’s
presiding officers and management for working tirelessly as a team
in crafting the strategic plan.
Hon. Moyo noted
that the launch of the Institutional Strategic Plan should not be
treated as an end in itself but the beginning of the process. He
pledged the support of the presiding officers in ensuring the implementation
of the strategic plan.
SAPST and ZI
pledged their continued support for the implementation of Parliament
of Zimbabwe’s Institutional Strategic Plan, which they hoped
would assist to strengthen Parliament’s constitutional role
towards democratic governance and hence serve the needs and aspirations
of all citizens. Thus, they urged Parliament of Zimbabwe to guard
its constitutional mandate jealously and ensure that its role was
not undermined by the Executive.
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