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The Parliament Close You The Mace & Serjeant at Arms 50 / 50 Representation Games & Other Activities
The Rising Tourism Giant Community Share Ownership Trusts How Laws are made Role & functions of Parliament
contentspage Vision, Mission, Quality Policy Statement and Values of Parliament Presiding Officers’ Statement Clerk’s Statement Community Share Ownership Trusts Indigenisation & Empowerment Thematic Committee Speech by the Director General SAZ Speech by the Clerk of Parliament - ISO Certification Ceremony The Mace & Serjeant at Arms Parliament in Pictures Role and Functions of Parliament Composition of Parliament (1980 - Date) The Parliament Close to You The Rising Tourism Giant 50 / 50 Representation - Transforming the Future Realize & Invest in Zimbabwe - The Investment Environment Kurera Ukonndla - Youth Development & Empowerment How Laws are made Word Search & Word Target The Speaker’s Chair Colouring Exercise Sudoku Word Target Answers Colour the Simpsons EDITOR IN CHIEF EDITORIAL BOARD
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Austin Muranganwa Zvoma Dr. Andries M. Rukobo (Chairperson) Kennedy M. Chokuda Gladys Pise Johannes Gandiwa Rtd Major Edward Mbewe Tambudzayi Mutare Mercy Chidemo Isheunesu Moyo Send your comments and views to Public Relations Parliament of Zimbabwe P. O Box CY 298 Causeway HARARE Telephone: +263 4 700181-8 / 252936-49 Fax: +263 4 252935 Website www.parliament.gov.zw www.parlzim.gov.zw
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Our Vision To be an effective, efficient, participatory, responsive and gender sensitive Parliament Our Mission To make laws for the good governance of the nation through effective representation of the people, providing oversight to the executive and scrutinizing national finances. Our Values Integrity Accountability Transparency Team work Responsive Professionalism Honesty Quality Policy Statement for the Administration of Parliament of Zimbabwe The Administration of Parliament (AoP) commits itself to providing quality services that meet and exceed stakeholders' requirements and expectations in facilitating the making of laws for the peace, order and good government of Zimbabwe through: · · · · · ·
Regular identification and mapping of Clients' / Stakeholders' respective needs and expectations Setting and reviewing realistic objectives and targets, at all functional / business unit levels, that respond to Clients' needs and expectations; Consistent, effective and timeous provision of technical and other services to all clients and stakeholder; Compliance with all relevant legal and other requirements critical to the provision of quality services; Regular review of the Quality Policy Statement to ensure its continued relevance and efficacy, and Effective communication of the Quality Policy Statement to all Officers of Parliament and our Clients / Stakeholders.
Service provision shall be underpinned by the Administration of Parliament core values of Honesty, Integrity, Teamwork, Professionalism and Respect.
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Presiding Officers’ Statement Zimbabwe International Trade Fair
Hon. Lovemore N. M. Moyo Speaker of the House of Assembly Hon. Nomalanga M. Khumalo Deputy Speaker of the House of Assembly
Hon. Edna Madzongwe President of the Senate Hon. Naison K Ndlovu Deputy President of the Senate
he Zimbabwe International Trade Fair theme for 2013 “Creating value, enhancing growth” is definitely topical and appropriate to our economy. Parliament of Zimbabwe is proud to be associated with the Zimbabwe International Trade Fair as an important International event that showcases Zimbabwe's strength and achievements on the economic front. In this context, we are taking part at this year's ZITF under the institutional theme “Legislating Value for Economic Growth”. Parliament is poignantly aware of its mandate, thus it continues to pass laws that provide an enabling environment which promote local and foreign investment. Parliament continues to enact laws that ensures and provide a conducive investment climate, guarantees security of foreign investment and promote partnership between locals and foreign investors. The common understanding being and to borrow from Cicero’s words “The people’s good is the highest law”. Steps have been taken to empower the ordinary Zimbabwean in general and specifically the youth as they are in the early stages of their productive. Many projects have
enabled Zimbabweans to actively participate in the country’s economy. The empowerment drive characterising the 7th Parliament also was strides being taken to empower, particularly the females. The Women Parliamentary caucus’s group of 20 has successfully lobbied 50/50 representation for men and women in the constitution and this will affect other spheres including the economic sector. Hats off to the female legislators for their efforts in alleviating the plight of women and to the males for their support. “Legislating value for Economic Growth”, our theme for the 2013 edition of the ZITF, remains the focus not only for the exhibition bit of the 7th Parliament. We are glad to present this edition of the Parliament’s ZITF bulletin for your educational and inspiring reading. Zimbabwe International Trade Fair 2013 Bulletin
The Clerk’s Statement Humans cannot create matter. We can, however, create value. Creating value is in fact, our very humanity. (Barry J. Nalebuff, 1996, English Author & Academic)
Austin M. Zvoma Clerk of Parliament
t is my profound pleasure to have this opportunity to introduce the 2013 Edition of our Zimbabwe International Trade Fair (ZITF) Bulletin, whose theme this year is “Creating Value, E n h a n c i n g G r o w t h .” T h i s b u l l e t i n , l i k e i t s predecessors, bears testimony to our endeavour to create lasting value for our stakeholders by availing infor mation to the public on the operations and outcomes of the various administrative initiatives undertaken by Parliament in 2012 in a bid to enhance the growth of democracy. The 2013 bulletin also resonates with our institutional theme “Legislating for Value Creation and Economic Growth” by highlighting the various legislative and oversight initiatives undertaken by Parliamentary Committees in an endeavour to spur economic growth, foster sustainable national development and prosperity. 4
It may sound rather ironic that I open this statement with an expression of 'immense pride' in a period covering probably one of the most challenging years for our institution with regard to resource allocation from Treasury. One would expect, instead, a tepid and demure disposition reflective of the perennial challenges associated with an inadequate budget. However, I will not belabour the point of the funding challenges besetting government, as these are well documented and clearly an 'open secret.’ Our budgetary allocation has progressively declined in the last three years from 47% of the budget bid in 2010, 44% in 2011, and to 33% in 2012. From a projected budget of USD 25,25m. Treasury allocated Parliament a paltry USD 8,21m. That notwithstanding, it is equally true and admirable that 2012 also bears ample testimony to several epoch making milestone achievements by the Administration of Parliament all of which leave indelible footprints in its resolve to provide quality service delivery that creates lasting value for its stakeholders. Renowned musician Cat Stevens once said that “The greatest legacy is that which benefits the widest number of people for the longest period without limit to value.” True to our commitment to leave a legacy of quality service delivery and enduring value to our multifarious stakeholdersParliamentarians, civil society organisations, government departments and Zimbabweans at large- the 28th of September 2012 marked a significant day in the history of Parliament as we
achieved ISO 9001:2008 Certification in Quality Management Systems (QMS). The Administration of the Parliament of Zimbabwe can justifiably claim pride of place internationally for this outstanding momentous achievement of becoming the first Parliament in the world to achieve ISO Certification in Quality Management Systems and the fourth in the world overally behind the Scottish National Assembly,
the Swedish and the European Parliaments which achieved ISO Certification in the Environment Management category. As remarkable as this may sound, let me hasten to point out that this is but just a step in realizing our Administration of Parliament's Vision: â€œTo champion the integrity of Parliament regionally by 2013.â€? To be a champion entails proactively pursuing, and excelling in, innovation.
Clerk of Parliament Mr. Austin Zvoma receives ISO 9001:2008 certificate from Mrs Eve Gadzikwa, Director General of the Standards Association of Zimbabwe Zimbabwe International Trade Fair 2013 Bulletin
To be a champion means to courageously promote trendsetting novelty. To be a champion requires an unrelenting and enduring desire to succeed even in the face of adversity. The achievements of ISO 9001:2008 Certification in an environment characterized by resource constraints within the timeframe stipulated in our Administration of Parliament Strategic Plan is evidence of a strong team spirit, undivided teamwork and uncompromising commitment to live our vision and create value for our customers. This achievement underscores the fact that creating value is an inherently cooperative process (Albert Schweitzer, 1952). I am, indeed, very proud to say that by achieving ISO Certification, a successful re-branding exercise, the Administration of Parliament has gained an internationally recognized label: that of operating according to international Quality Management Systems. Our intent as the Administration of Parliament is, therefore, not just to ‘leave footprints in the sands of time,’ but to leave footprints for posterity that point in a ‘commendable direction’ (James Cabell, 1977, American Author & Playwright) The Institutional Strategic Plan launched on the 26th of September 2012 which charts a ‘commendable course’ is a recognition that we live in an age of expanding opportunity in which rapid technological advances, increasing customer demands and cut-throat competition are affecting our world at a speed and scale not witnessed since the industrial revolution. Public pressure on parliaments is greater than ever before. The growth in the size of government has increased the responsibilities of parliaments to scrutinize and call to account.
The development of communication technology and saturation media coverage of politics has increased the visibility of parliaments and politicians. The expansion in the number of parliaments around the globe has been accompanied by increased public expectations of what they can and should deliver (Global Parliamentary Report, 2012). We, therefore, need to pro-actively maintain our competitive edge by anticipating future developments in order to address these unprecedented challenges. The Administration of Parliament Strategic Plan, is a bold acknowledgement that we are in an important transformative period in the history of Parliament. As we celebrate these achievements, we remain cognizant of the fact that what is ‘cutting edge’ today can easily and surreptitiously become ‘conventional’ tomorrow. It is imperative that Parliament, an important organ of the State, like all dynamic organizations, must continuously re-invent itself and re-engineer its processes to satisfy the changing needs and expectations of their stakeholders and thus continue to provide value. I commend this bulletin for your enriching and edifying reading.
Austin Muranganwa Zvoma Clerk of Parliament
Community Share Ownership Trusts Implementation Status of Indigenisation policy in Mining Sector Communities bear the burden of displacement, The share ownership initiative is provided for under section 14 homelessness, landlessness and food insecurity when (b) of Statutory Instrument 21 of 2010. The community share precious minerals are found in their locality. When the ownership trust is a legally registered entity with a Deed of Trust. minerals are exhausted; they are left with dumpsites to deal with. At best the communities receive handouts from the firms which foster dependency rather development and livelihood sustainability. The scenario is going to be different in Zimbabwe with the enactment of the Indigenization and empowerment laws which have ushered in Community Share Ownership Trusts (CSOTs). It is a legal requirement that all foreign owned mining companies cede 50 percent equity to indigenous Zimbabweans. Of the 50 percent, the community share ownership Mines and Energy Portfolio Committee study visit of Chiaadzwa Diamond Fields trusts are allocated 10 percent shareholding and government, employees; sovereign wealth The board of trustees comprises of chiefs / local leadership, fund and future generations are ceded the remaining 40 company representatives and specialists to deal with the percent. The firms since they also bring mining equipment are accounting side. This is aimed at enhancing accountability and to benefit 50 percent for their infrastructure. transparency.
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Hitherto six community share ownership trusts have been registered, namely Chegutu-Mhondoro-NgeziTrust & Zvimba CSOT (Mashonaland West Province), Gwanda CSOT (Matabeleland South Province), ZvishavaneShurugwi CSOT & Tongogara CSOT (Midlands Province) and Zimunya-Marange CSOT (Manicaland).
the proceeds of finite resources in their areas and ultimately participate in the mainstream economy. While corporate responsibility programmes were noble, they have not responded to the needs and priorities of the people, and have instead created and reinforced dependency syndrome. Community share ownership programmes empower the community to be decision makers and not only by standers and perpetual recipients of charity. These initiatives will see meaningful participation in economic activities and ensure meaningful income accrues to local communities. Proceeds of the trusts are channeled towards provision of social and economic infrastructure in line with the priorities of the communities concerned such as roads, water works, sanitation, soil conservation and the conservation and prevention of environmental degradation.
Community share ownership programmes empower the community to be decision makers and not only by standers and perpetual recipients of charity. Members of Parliament playing their oversight function
The share ownership initiative is provided for under section 14 (b) of Statutory Instrument 21 of 2010. The community share ownership trust is a legally registered entity with a Deed of Trust. The board of trustees comprises of chiefs / local leadership, company representatives and specialists to deal with the accounting side. This is aimed at enhancing accountability and transparency. Hitherto six community share ownership trusts have been registered, namely Chegutu-Mhondoro-NgeziTrust & Zvimba CSOT (Mashonaland West Province), Gwanda CSOT (Matabeleland South Province), ZvishavaneShurugwi CSOT & Tongogara CSOT (Midlands Province) and Zimunya-Marange CSOT (Manicaland).The CSOT programme is meant to see communities benefitting from 8
These schemes are a giant step towards the consolidation of government's efforts to rid rural population of poverty. Partnerships between indigenous Zimbabweans and nonindigenous investors guarantee security of foreign investment. If there is no proper audit and accountability however, the community share ownership trusts can become a nightmare and may fail to achieve its objective of being a competitive domestic private sector partnerships aimed at accelerating rural development as outlined in the section 16 of the Indigenization and Empowerment Act. The intended beneficiaries of community share ownership schemes are residents of rural district councils under which the operations are carried out. They benefit as schools, hospitals and health care centres are serviced, dams are built and roads are constructed and maintained.
Indigenisation and Empowerment Thematic Committee The Thematic Committee on Indigenisation and Empowerment Committee is a committee made up by members of the Senate. Like other Thematic Committees its function is to examine government policy related to the indigenisation and empowerment theme and deliberate detailed policy and technical matters. Since the enactment of the Indigenization and Economic Empowerment Act in 2010 and the gazetting of the relevant regulations, the Committee has been examining the status of implementation of the policy whether there are challenges being faced in the indigenisation policy. The Committee has been receiving oral from relevant stakeholders including Ministry of Youth, Indigenisation and Economic Empower ment, the National Indigenisation and Economic Empowerement Board (NIEEB), Ministry of Mines, Zimbabwe Youth Council (ZYC), Central African Building Society (CABS) Minerals Marketing Corporation of Zimbabwe (MMCZ) and Zimbabwe Miners' Federation. The Committee conducted field visits to Mutoko and received evidence from companies involved in the mining of Black Granite on their operations and compliance with indigenisation and empowerment policy. The committee also visited Ngezi Mine and the ZIMPLATS smelting plant with particular interest on the Community Share Ownership Trust. On both occasions the committee met communities surrounding the mining companies. Communities made submissions to the committee on their level of awareness and understanding of indigenisation and empowerment policies and benefits
accruing to them from the mining activities by companies in their respective areas.
Members of the Portfolio Committee on Mines and Energy during a study visit of the Chiaadzwa Diamond Fields
The indigenisation and economic empowerment policy seeks to ensure that at least 50 percent of shares of every public policy company and any other business are owned by indigenous Zimbabweans is in the process of implementation in the different sectors of the economy. The policy aims to avail opportunities for indigenous Zimbabweans to participate actively in the economic affairs of the country and to benefit from the abundant resources the country is endowed with. The committee presented a report to the Senate on the status of implementation of the policy and made recommendations.
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Speech by the Director General of SAZ
on the occasion of ISO 9001:2008 Certificate Presentation Ceremony to the Parliament of Zimbabwe 28 September 2012
It is my singular honour and privilege to be here this afternoon to join you in the celebration of the Parliament of Zimbabwe's ISO 9001:2008 Certificate Handover Ceremony. Congratulations on this commendable achievement! I would also like to express appreciation for choosing to be certified by none other than your own national standards body, the Standards Association of Zimbabwe (SAZ) which has over 50 years of experience in the certification business. The SAZ's ISO 9001 as well as its ISO 14001 certification schemes are accredited by the South African National Accreditation System (SANAS). SANAS is signatory to the International Accreditation Forum (IAF) Mutual Recognition Agreement. As such, the certificate awarded to the Parliament of Zimbabwe by SAZ is internationally recognised. Your achievement of ISO 9001:2008 certification gives an assurance of good quality and is a means of demonstrating your ability to consistently supply quality services.
Eve Christine Gadzikwa Director General, Standards Association of Zimbabwe
Quality is not just about implementing a system or working towards a set standard. It is about top managementembracing best practice and making it part of the organisation's culture. It is all about bringing standards into your organisation and making standards work for your organisation.
Thus, your achievement of ISO 9001:2008 is a real investment indeed! This requires visionary leadership, commitment, a motivated labour force and paying particular attention to detail. It is about goal congruency and teamwork. This is a great achievement to be proud of as we today celebrate the Parliament of Zimbabwe's desire to achieve operational excellence. For your information, ISO 9001 certification is now firmly established as the globally accepted standard for providing assurance about the quality of goods and services in suppliercustomer relations. Up to now, over one million ISO 9001 certificates have been issued in over 164 countries and economies. We are delighted that the Parliament of Zimbabwe has joined the club and is one of the 100 companies in Zimbabwe, Malawi and South Africa certified to ISO 9001:2008 by SAZ. The benefits and impact of implementing ISO 9001:2008 certification illustrate why it is the first choice for most organisations seeking quality management systems: Impact of Certified Companies to the Community · Going green ·
Contribution to GDP
Protection of environment
Protection of Communities
Triple bottom reporting (planet, people, profits) Economic Benefits of Implementing ISO 9001:2008
· Quality Consistency · Increase in market share · Competitiveness ·
Access to export markets and income from foreign trade
From the foregoing it is easy to see how the Parliament of Zimbabwe's achievement of ISO 9001:2008 will enable enhanced service provision and delivery which will have a positive impact for the nation and its citizens. As you are well aware, Certification is not an end in itself but a means to an end. It is a race without a finishing line, the race towards continual improvement. Thus it is paramount that the Parliament of Zimbabwe adheres to the principles of its certification by maintaining and improving that system which we will monitor through regular surveillance audits. I therefore challenge your organisation to actively seek to improve processes and procedures of how Parliament conducts business. I also urge the Parliament of Zimbabwe to continue to make use of the standards to have confidence in all practices. SAZ has published over 1700 standards for Environmental Management Systems (EMS), Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems (OHSAS), Complaints Handling and Risk Management and all of these are relevant to Parliament's scope of business. Furthermore, I would like to encourage the Parliament of Zimbabwe to participate actively in any applicable SAZ Technical Committees that are responsible for developing new Zimbabwean standards.
Certification to the Parliament of Zimbabwe · Profits · Confidence Zimbabwe International Trade Fair 2013 Bulletin
Ladies and gentlemen, the Parliament of Zimbabwe's achievement of ISO 9001:2008 certification will not only improves the way they work but also provide an assurance of good quality service delivery to all Zimbabweans. This Certification is testimony that the Parliament of Zimbabwe is indeed committed to seeing a better tomorrow for our country.
Thank you the Parliament of Zimbabwe; Congratulations, Makorokoto, Amhlophe!
FROM LEFT: UNDP Representative Mr. Wadzanai Madombwe, Deputy Chief Secretary Security to the President & Cabinet, Rtd Colonel Christian Katsande Parliamentary Programme Coordinator Mr. Nesbert Samu, Deputy Clerk of Parliament Mr. Kennedy Chokuda, the Director General of SAZ Mrs Eve Gadzikwa, the Clerk of Parliament Mr. Austin Zvoma, the Acting Secretary for Judiciary Services Commission Justice Rita Makarau, and the Chairperson of SAZ Executive Board, Mr. Trust Chikohora
Speech by the Clerk of Parliament
on the occasion of ISO 9001:2008 Certificate
Presentation Ceremony to the Parliament of Zimbabwe 28 September 2012
Austin Muranganwa Zvoma Clerk of Parliament
It is indeed a great honour for me to address you on this historic event where the Administration of Parliament is being recognised for accomplishing one of its long cherished goals, the attainment of ISO 9001: 2008 Certification. We are proud to receive this prestigious award from the Standards Association of Zimbabwe (SAZ), an internationally renowned certification body. Based on available current certification status data, we are indeed extremely excited to become not only the first Parliament in Africa, but in the world, to attain full certification in the service delivery category. ISO 9001: 2008 is awarded to organisations that have put in place Quality Management Systems that meet the minimum requirements of the Standard. Only two other Parliaments, the European Parliament and the Scottish National Assembly, were ISO 14001: 2004 certified in 2007 in Environmental Management Systems. I understand that, in a few Parliaments, there may be only some departments that are certified. Our satisfaction of certification requirements was driven by our desire to provide quality services that at least meet and have potential to exceed our clients and stakeholder needs and expectations. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr's wise words on excellence in service in a speech delivered in 1963 are contextual and pertinent. â€œIf a man is called to be a street sweeper, he should sweep streets even as Michaelangelo painted, or Beethoven composed music or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, 'Here lived a great street sweeper who did his job wellâ€?. We may not be the best Administration of Parliament in the world, but we take great pride in always seeking to give our best in everything that we do. We have not sat back and allowed resource constraints to be an excuse for a business-as-usual approach. We draw inspiration from our knowledge of the abundance of skills and talents in our country's most precious endowment, the human resources. The Administration of Parliament has, therefore, adopted the concept of efficiency which entails managing or achieving the maximum with limited resources. This has enabled and encouraged us to score notable successes and to compete with the best and well resourced institutions in the provision of services to our clients. In order to achieve our Zimbabwe International Trade Fair 2013 Bulletin
cherished goal of certification, we embraced and institutionalised strategic planning as an implementation vehicle for the broader reforms which Parliament embarked on in 1997. We adopted integration of Breakthrough Technology, Ubuntu and Servant Leadership philosophy based on Values, Destiny, Cause and Calling. Furthermore, our Strategic Plan is aligned to the Institutional Strategic Plan officially launched on Wednesday 26 September 2012 and Results Based Management and is based on the Balanced Scorecard Performance Management System. Our UbuntuServant Leadership philosophy recognizes individual contribution towards living its Core Values, Destiny, Cause and Calling to achieve its Vision and Mission. What are our Core Values? · Honesty · Integrity · Teamwork · Professionalism · Respect “Where there is no Vision, the people perish” Proverbs 29:18 (KJV) AoP's Destiny: To champion the integrity of Parliament regionally AoP's Cause: To respect the sanctity of honest contribution AoP's Calling: To provide professional service through teamwork AoP VISION: To champion the integrity of Parliament regionally by 2013 AoP MISSION: To respect the sanctity of honest contribution and provide professional service through teamwork In order to more than survive, we have, accordingly, decided to benchmark our management practices and service delivery 14
with the best practices in both the enterprise and public sectors. We are more than willing to embrace and implement innovative ideas and solutions in the provision of services to our clients. It is in this regard that in 2000 the Administration of Parliament adopted Strategic Planning as a planning and management tool for efficiently and effectively implementing Parliamentary Reforms that the institution had embarked upon in 1996. Indeed, the reforms are themselves a reflection of the institution's desire to respond to the calls by the electorate for a more open and responsive institution that is in tandem with the hopes and aspirations of the nation. We also complemented our strategic planning by adopting the Balanced Scorecard Performance Management tool as a way of bringing objectivity and a results oriented approach to planning and performance measurement. The ISO 9001: 2008 certification process has buttressed these initiatives with its insistence on quality objectives, management commitment, continuous improvement and involvement of all staff. Our products and services bear testimony to our Destiny, Cause and Calling. Indeed, we are one of the very few Parliaments in the world that are able to consistently produce Hansard, the verbatim report of proceedings in the House, overnight when the Houses are sitting. We have been able to consistently provide this service, without fail, even during the most difficult times. Since mid 2010, we are able to post soft copies of Hansard onto our website within two hours of the adjournment of the House irrespective of the duration of the sitting. We also pioneered in the establishment of Parliamentary Constituency Information Centres for Members of Parliament to interface with their constituents and for disseminating information on Parliament. Other Parliaments in the region have copied and done better than us due to resource constraints we are facing. In 2003/4 we conceived and developed an Informatics Database which captures socio-economic profiles of the whole country from the ward, constituency and district up to province level for the whole country. The database enables the legislators to access information on important issues concerning the constituency or the country. The success and sustainability of
this noble initiative, naturally, depends on availability of resources. Although the idea of certification was first mooted around 2004, it only finally found its way into the current Administration of Parliament 2008-2013 Strategic Plan. We, accordingly, embarked upon ISO 9001:2008 Certification sensitisation at the end of 2010. As in any major exercise, particularly one involving strategy which is a derivative of the military strategoi (sentry looking out for enemy approaching) in Greek, we had to change our initial certification target date of 31 August 2011 after a thorough audit of our internal systems and processes. The revered Chinese strategist Sun Tzu admonished that a seasoned General only takes his troops into battle when the situation is ripe and even recommended withdrawal in order to regroup. Subsequently, when were satisfied that we were ready, though not for battle, to meet the audit certification timelines, we invited SAZ for the certification audit in May 2012. After clearing identified areas in June and July, we were recommended for certification in August 2012. As the Administration of Parliament we commit ourselves to living up to the expectations of our clients. We acknowledge and are pleased to emulate the pioneering role that organisations like Chitungwiza Hospital, ZIMTRADE and PRINTFLOW took in attaining ISO 9001: 2008 Certification for government related or owned institutions. You are an inspiration to us and we have learnt a lot especially from Chitungwiza Hospital and ZIMTRADE through the exchange visits we made. It is important that as one of the State Institutions, we strive for excellence in service delivery in order to banish the often held view that service delivery is poor in the public service. I would like to take this opportunity to express my gratitude to our Presiding Officers and Members ofParliament who have been supportive in this process. We remain committed to serving them better. This certification would not have been achieved without the support of Treasury, the EU and UNDP who have been the major sponsors of our quest for ISO 9001: 2008 certification activities over the last two years. Let me also thank our other
development partners: the Southern Africa Parliamentary Support Trust (SAPST), Zimbabwe Institute (ZI), Frederic Ebert Stiftung (FES), Zimbabwe Women Resource Centre and Network (ZWRCN), Swedish Development Agency (SIDA) and USAID. They have all in one way or another contributed tremendously to this process. Mr. Musarurwa, our consultant, we thank you for your forthright and professional guidance and support. It is my sincere hope that we will continue to walk this journey together for years to come. Last but not least, let me thank our Quality Assurance Team Parliament (QUATPAR) team and the rest of the staff of Parliament of Zimbabwe for your individual and team effort which have this historic attainment of certification possible. But I must hasten to advise and warn my colleagues that this certification only marks the real challenge of maintaining and improving on our achievement. In conclusion, great Greek philosopher Aristotle noted “Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit”. Although I lay no claim to be a philosopher, I have coined a mathematical formula: Character = Behaviour Time Continuous improvement through adopting more innovative, efficient and effective methods for service provision should continue to be the hallmark of the Administration of Parliament. The quest for excellence in service delivery should, therefore, be part of our DNA now and for generations of staff of Parliament to come. With apology to Max Lucado (undated) who says “A man who wants to lead the orchestra must turn his back on the crowd”, in order to lead the orchestra, I have had to turn my back on the audience in the process of attaining ISO 9001:2008 Certification. I present to you the Ochestra Administration of Parliament and request that they stand up and bow to the audience. I thank you. Zimbabwe International Trade Fair 2013 Bulletin
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Role and Functions of Parliament Parliament is one of the three complimentary pillars of the State. The three pillars, namely the Executive, the Judiciary and the Legislature though complimentary practice the principle of separation of powers. The role of Parliament is to legislate, scrutinize policies and activities of the Executive and to hold the executive to account for its actions as well as act as a forum for democratic participation by all members of society. Some people are disappointed after electing legislatures because they would not have met certain expectations that may have been promised during the run to the election. Whilst it is not wrong for MPs to perform some charity activities beneath are their core activities: · Legislative – Parliament makes new laws and changes old ones. Most laws are drafted by Government departments and introduced into Parliament by government ministers. Parliament performs its legislative role by passing Bills that are subject to assent by the Head of State. Any Bill except a “Money Bill” can be introduced in either House. Money Bills can only be introduced in the House of Assembly, but must be considered by both Houses. · Executive Oversight – This is the review, monitoring and supervision of operations and activities of the Executive. This varies from specialized investigation by select committees to annual appropriation hearings. Oversight is an integral part of the systems of checks and balances between the Legislature and the Executive.
· Representation – Majority of Members of Parliament from both Houses are directly elected hence they raise constituency issues on behalf of the electorate. Parliamentary Constituency Information Centres (PCIC) were established to provide venues where MPs can meet with their constituents. · A Forum for Debate – Parliament offers a forum for vibrant debate, which is a unique opportunity for MPs to debate strategic issues that affect the people. Members of the Executive (Cabinet Ministers) are compelled to respond to motions raised by MPs. The Executive also has an opportunity to bring in policy issues for debate by MPs. · Electoral College – Parliament acts as an electoral college in the election of a President in the event the office of the President becomes vacant by reason of death, resignation or removal from office in terms of the Constitution. The election is done by Members of the Senate and the House of Assembly sitting jointly as an electoral college. · Appointment of Commissioners – Parliament through the Standing Rules and Orders Committee, nominates persons to serve as Commissioners in Independent Commissions.
Parliament Compositions 1980 - Date First Parliament (1980-1985) The first Parliament was a bicameral legislature comprising the Senate and the House of Assembly where four political parties were represented. The system of election then was proportional representation. Respective political parties did not field specific candidates for the constituencies. The allocation of seats was based on the percentage of votes garnered by each political party on the total votes cast. The parties then chose individuals from their parties to represent the various constituencies they had won in different parts of the country. House of Assembly ZANU PF 57 seats PF ZAPU 20 seats UANC 3 seats Rhodesia Front 20 white seats (reserved) Speaker of the House of Assembly: Hon. Didymus Mutasa Senate 14 members were selected by the electoral college of the 80 African members of the House of Assembly 10 members were elected by an electoral college of the 20 white members of the House of Assembly 10 members were elected by the Council of Chiefs, 5 in Mashonaland & 5 in Matabeleland 6 members were appointed by the State President acting on the recommendations of the Prime Minister President of the Senate: Hon. Nolan C. Makombe Second Parliament (1985-1990) The Parliament was a bicameral legislature comprising the Senate and House of Assembly and five political parties were represented as follows:
House of Assembly ZANU PF 64 seats PF ZAPU 15 seats Conservative Alliance of Zimbabwe (formally Rhodesia Front) 16 seats Independent Zimbabwe Group (Splinter group from the Conservative Alliance of Zimbabwe) 4 seats ZANU NDONGA 1 seat Speaker of the House of Assembly: Hon. Didymus Mutasa Senate 14 members were selected by the electoral college of the 80 African members of the House of Assembly 10 members elected by whites 10 Chiefs: 5 in Mashonaland & 5 in Matabeleland 6 members were elected by the State President President of the Senate: Hon. Nolan C. Makombe Third Parliament (1990 - 1995) The Parliament was a unicameral legislature comprising of only the House of Assembly. Three political parties were represented as follows: ZANU PF 117 seats ZUM 2 seats ZANU NDONGA 1 seat The membership of Parliament also included the following: 8 Provincial Governors 10 Chiefs 12 Non Constituency Members 1 Attorney General, an ex-officio member with no voting rights Speaker of Parliament: Hon. Nolan C. Makombe Zimbabwe International Trade Fair 2013 Bulletin
Fourth Parliament (1995 - 2000) The Parliament was again a unicameral legislature comprising of only the House of Assembly. Two political parties and one independent were represented as follows: ZANU PF 118 seats ZANU NDONGA 1 seat Independent 1 seat The membership of Parliament also included the following: 8 Provincial Governors 10 Chiefs 12 Non Constituency Members 1 Attorney General, an ex-officio member with no voting rights Speaker of Parliament: Hon. Cyril Ndebele Fifth Parliament (2000 - 2005) The Parliament was yet again a unicameral legislature comprising of only the House of Assembly. Two political parties were represented as follows: ZANU PF 63 seats MDC 57 seats Speaker of Parliament: Hon. Emmerson D. Mnangagwa Sixth Parliament (2005 - 2008) The bicameral Parliament was reintroduced in 2005 and Senate comprised of 66 seats and the House of Assembly 150 members. The Attorney General was an ex-officio member of both Houses. Two political parties were represented as follows: House of Assembly ZANU PF 79 seats MDC 41 seats 8 Provincial Governors 10 Chiefs 12 Non Constituency Members Speaker of the House of Assembly: Hon. John Landa Nkomo 22
Senate ZANU PF 53 seats MDC 7 seats 6 senators appointed by the State President President of the Senate: Hon. Edna Madzongwe Seventh Parliament (2008 - 2013) After the 29 March 2008 harmonized elections, three political parties and one independent member were represented in Parliament. However, the membership changed when the independent member joined ZANU PF, and the three political parties signed the Global Political Agreement, which culminated in the enactment of the Constitution of Zimbabwe Amendment (No. 19 Act). Three political parties are represented in the Seventh Parliament as follows: House of Assembly ZANU PF 100 seats MDC T 102 seats MDC 11 seats Speaker of the House of Assembly: Hon. Lovemore Ndodana Muthe Moyo Senate Sixty Senators were elected by the voters as follows: ZANU PF 30 seats MDC T 24 seats MDC 6 seats The membership of the Senate also includes: 10 Provincial Governors 16 Chiefs plus President & Deputy President of the Council of Chiefs 11 Non Constituency Senators* President of the Senate: Hon. Edna Madzongwe
* Five non-constituency Senators were appointed by the President in terms of section 34 (1) (e) of the Constitution while the other 6 were appointed by the President in terms of section 115 of the Constitution as read with Article XX of the GPA.
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Parliamentary Constituency Information Centres
The Parliamentary Constituency Information Centre (PCIC) is an extension of Parliament within constituencies which enable the involvement of the public in the legislative processes. They facilitate the meeting of the electorate with their Member of Parliament (MP). The centres are a non partisan meeting point where MPs avail themselves for consultation with the members of their constituencies and members of the public in general. They are regarded as non partisan because once the MP is in office they ideally represent the whole constituency regardless of political affiliation. The PCIC is a repository of Parliament material or literature such as the Hansard, booklets, Committee reports that would have been tabled in the House, informatics database which show the profiles of constituencies and provinces and other literature of interest to constituents. The Parliament of Zimbabwe established PCICs 2002 in order to strengthen the role of Parliament as an important channel of communication between the electorate and Members of Parliament. This is one in a series of the reforms aimed at opening Parliament to the public. The proximity of extensions of Parliament in the form of PCICs ensures increased awareness of the roles and functions of Parliament resulting in increased participation of the public in the work of portfolio committees as Office Assistants will advise constituents of forthcoming public hearings and venues. Although Zimbabwe pioneered the concept and ideas of PCICs in the SADC region, the concept is no longer unique to Zimbabwe as there are similar arrangements in Botswana, South Africa & Zambia. Whilst the idea of PCICs is a great idea, it has not been able to be implemented in all constituencies due to resource constraints, a challenging that is currently being worked.
The Rising Tourism Giant (Story Courtesy of Zimbabwe Tourism Authority) Zimbabwe has emerged as one of the fastest growing economies in Africa following a decade of economic depression. The economic downturn, which was characterized mainly by low investment in the country's productive sectors such as Agriculture, Mining and
Victoria Falls (Mosi-oa-Tunya) the smoke that thunders. Named by David Livingstone in honour of Queen Victoria is claimed to be the largest waterfall in the world.
Manufacturing, resulted in the decrease in productivity as well as investor confidence in the country. The formation of the Inclusive Government in September 2008 saw Zimbabwe adopting another perception towards investment. Apart from focusing on traditional means of generating income, Zimbabwe has 24
shifted its focus to the tourism sector which in the past years after the formation of the Inclusive Government, has been contributing immensely to the country's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) as well as employment creation.
The Kariba Dam is a hydroelectric dam in the Kariba Gorge of the Zambezi River basin between Zambia and Zimbabwe. It is one of the largest dams in the world.
In 2010, and 2011 tourism contributed about 6,8 percent and 9 percent respectively to the GDP and is showing potential to increase the contribution to GDP to about 15 percent by 2015. The growth is set to be spurred by the increasing number of international tourists into the country. International tourist arrivals are projected to
increase from the 2,4 million that was recorded in 2011 to over 3 million in 2015 whilst tourism receipts are projected to increase to US$1,8 billion in 2015 from the US$770 million that was reached in 2010. Apart from being a major economic driver, tourism offers vast investment opportunities. Generally, the country has a relatively well developed tourism
Meetings, Incentives, Conventions and Exhibitions (MICE) tourism is also a growing phenomenon in Zimbabwe. However, lack of appropriate facilities could jeopardize Zimbabwe's quest for transformation into a MICE destination. Hence, the need for investment in convention centres and exhibition parks in the major tourism centres. Zimbabwe has also diversified its tourism activities into areas that were deemed sacred and unworthy in the past years. In this regard, the Government of Zimbabwe through the Zimbabwe Tourism Authority (ZTA) has embarked on a programme to develop new tourism products. Community Based , Heritage, Religious and S p o r t s To u r i s m w i l l definitely have a bigger role to a play as the global trend moves in that direction.
Great Zimbabwe is the most famous stone building in Southern Africa. It is built using dry stone walling method which demanded high level of masonry expertise.
infrastructure which just needs refurbishing in order to meet changing market demands and expectations. There is also need to embark on facilities expansion to meet the anticipated increase on demand. To this extent, there are opportunities for tourism investment ranging from restaurants through budget hotels to luxury hotels. There is also room for further development of other tourism facilities in the various categories for example, Integ rated Resor ts, Golf Estates, casinos, Theme/Amusement Parks and Shopping Malls.
Other tourism investment opportunities are available in designated Tourism Development Zones (TDZs) and Trans-frontier Conservation Areas (TFCAs) namely the Great Limpopo Trans-frontier Park (GLTP), ZIMOZA, Lower Manna, KAZA, Limpopo-Shashe and Chimanimani. Investment opportunities in these areas include infrastructural development in the form of hotels, lodges, self catering facilities and natural inclusion in multicountry tourist packages that gives the investor a competitive edge.
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Quiz Questions From the word ZIMBABWEAN, if you use some of the letters in the word what is the name of another country that you can come up with?
Word Target Oversight is one of the roles of Parliament. From this word, using T on every word, you can create 95 words with at four letters which are not nouns V E S
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Word Target Answers Quiz Answer: ZAMBIA