Zimbabwean President sets out legislative agenda with a major focus on economic growth

On October 22, Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa set out the legislative agenda for the Third Session of the Ninth Parliament of Zimbabwe, the major focus of which lies on further driving the growth of the economy.

During his virtual address to the joint sitting of both the National Assembly and Senate, Mnangagwa said that it was encouraging that the country’s exports, despite the impact of COVID-19 pandemic, increased by 4.9 per cent to 1.96 billion U.S. dollars in the first half of 2020, from 1.86 billion U.S. dollars recorded during the same period last year.

He also exhorted Parliament to expedite some of the Bills to speed up the economic growth. He further said that several pieces of legislation will be tabled for consideration during the Third Session of the Ninth parliament, so as to attract economic gains and enhance the country’s attractiveness as a preferred investment destination.

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