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CSOs Engagement with Parliament : Part 4

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Part 2 CSOs engagement with Parliament

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CSO NETWORKING WITH PARLIAMENT

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Primary and Secondary Education

The Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Primary and Secondary Education, Hon Misihairabwi thanks the Minister of Finance Hon Prof M. Ncube for provision of Sanitary Wear to school children.

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APNAC

African Parliamentarians Network Against Corruption - All Stakeholders Conference on Corruption-Zimbabwe Legislative and Institutional Frameworks on Corruption.

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APNAC all stakeholders conference on corruption : Keynote address by the Speaker of the National Assembly Hon J.F.N.Mudenda.

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2021 Budget

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2021 Budget Presentation

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2021 Budget Presentation

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# Pre-Budget Seminar

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What has been covered so far at the Pre-Budget Seminar.

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Keynote Adress. KEYNOTE ADDRESSBYHON. ADVOCATE J. F. N. MUDENDA(SPEAKER OF THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY)AT THE 2021 PRE-BUDGET ...
19/11/2020

Keynote Adress.



KEYNOTE ADDRESS

BY

HON. ADVOCATE J. F. N. MUDENDA
(SPEAKER OF THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY)

AT THE

2021 PRE-BUDGET SEMINAR

19 – 21 NOVEMBER 2020

RAINBOW TOWERS HOTEL, HARARE

The President of the Senate, Hon. Mabel. M. Chinomona;
The Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly, Hon. Tsitsi Gezi;
The Deputy President of the Senate, Hon. Senator Lt. General (Rtd) Mike Nyambuya;
Hon. Ministers here present;
Leader of Opposition in Parliament: Hon. Thokozani Khupe;
Hon. Chairpersons of Portfolio and Thematic Committees;
Hon. Members of Parliament;
The Clerk of Parliament, Mr. Kennedy. M. Chokuda;
Senior Management and Staff of Parliament;
Distinguished Facilitators;
Invited Guests;
Ladies and Gentlemen;

I warmly welcome you all to this 3rd Pre-Budget Seminar of the Ninth Parliament being held under the aptly visionary and inspirational theme, “Sustainable and Inclusive Economic Growth: Towards an Upper Middle-Income Economy.” This seminal theme augurs well with our burning desire to transform the lives of the ordinary Zimbabwean from the shackles of poverty as we strive to achieve an Upper Middle-Income Economy Status by 2030. This seminar must, therefore, undergird the Parliamentary role in the Budget cycle. Furthermore, this involvement by Parliament should accentuate the mutually symbiotic working relationship which ought to exist between Parliament and the Executive as coordinate organs of the State. However, there should not be any compromised attendant functionality of the given constitutional mandates of either organ of State. Accordingly, this Seminar ought to exude a naked conviction on how best to come up with a robust 2021 Budget that underpins the promptings of the Budget Strategy Paper in tandem with the fourteen pillars of the National Development Strategy as enunciated by the Honourable Professor Ncube yesterday. In that way, we shall be guaranteed the outcome of a stout Budget anchored on the Sustainable Development Goals pointedly beckoning Vision 2030, the assured gateway in achieving an Upper Middle income economy.

Madam President, Hon. Ministers and Hon. Members;
Section 141 of the Constitution, read together with Section 25 of the Public Finance Management Act, mandates Parliament to engage the public in its legislative, representative and oversight roles. Equal to the task this year, the Budget, Finance and Economic Development Portfolio Committee together with the Expanded Committee on Sustainable Development Goals conducted Budget consultations from the 12th to 16th October 2020. You may have noted that Parliament adopted a different approach to these public hearings against the backdrop of the need to fully embrace and accelerate the implementation of the SDGs through the 2021 National Budget. Thus, four teams were constituted and conducted hearings at 23 centres across the country. In addition to the physical consultations, virtual hearings were also conducted on the following platforms; Power FM, YA FM, Khulumani FM and Diamond FM as Parliament sought to cover the length and breadth of Zimbabwe. I am elated to report that the Budget consultation week received overwhelming participatory responses from the members of the public, including women, youth and persons with disabilities. Accordingly, I expect a compelling and an informative report from this combined Committee. The report must be candid in its strategic intent as well as being unapologetic about its findings. In that regard, the brutal truth from the people’s voice on their envisaged architecture of the 2021 Budget need not to be derogated.

Madam President, Hon. Ministers and Hon. Members;
The COVID-19 pandemic has presented an unprecedented impediment to the global economy, inclusive of Zimbabwe’s economy. It is, therefore, imperative that the thrust of the 2021 National Budget must portend towards redirecting Zimbabwe economic growth trajectory of attaining the twin goals of Vision 2030 and the actualisation of the SDGs despite the vicissitudes of the COVID-19 pandemic. We dare not succumb to the ever threatening vagaries of the pandemic and/or the force majeure of climate change disasters similar to Cyclone Idai. Let the 2021 Budget we shall craft be grounded on the firm foundation of the seven strategic objectives of the National Development Strategy 1 being -
i) Strengthen macroeconomic stability, characterised by low and stable inflation, as well as exchange rate stability;
ii) Achieve and sustain inclusive and equitable Real GDP growth;
iii) Promoting new enterprise development, employment and job creation;
iv) Strengthen Social Infrastructure and Social Safety nets;
v) Ensure sustainable environmental protection and resilience;
vi) Promote Good Governance and Corporate Social investment; and
vii) To modernise the economy through use of the ICT and digital technology.
These strategic objectives of the NDS1 must always be in consonant with Section 13 of the Constitution which provides as follows:
“13 National development
(1) The State and all institutions and agencies of government at every level must endeavour to facilitate rapid and equitable development, and in particular must take measures to—
(a) promote private initiative and self-reliance;
(b) foster agricultural, commercial, industrial, technological and scientific development;
(c) foster the development of industrial and commercial enterprises in order to empower Zimbabwean citizens; and
(d) bring about balanced development of the different areas of Zimbabwe, in particular a proper balance in the development of rural and urban areas”.

Madam President, Hon. Ministers and Hon. Members;
Let me applaud the Minister of Finance and Economic Development and the RBZ Governor for germinating very sound fiscal and monetary policies respectively that anchored the Transitional Stabilisation Programme as engineered by His Excellency, President Mnangagwa. The austerity measures underpinned by the TSP were a bitter pill which had to be swallowed regardless. As we craft the 2021 Budget as the first year of implementing the NDS1, the bitter pill of austerity should continue to be taken, albeit in a sugared laced form. We all must sacrifice for a better future through the sweat and blood of our brow. Remember that “KURE KWEGAVA NDIKO KUSINA MUTSUBVU” or “INDUKU ENHLE IGANYULA EZIZWENI” or “MUZOKA ULYA BWENDABWENDA”. On that score, we should have infectious fidelity in our national capacity to consummate our National Development Strategy1. Let us march forward together. The economic victory is certain. We shall conquer our challenges as we turn around our economy for the better of all Zimbabweans by 2030 beginning through the robust implementation of the 2021 National Budget.
Madam President, Hon. Ministers and Hon. Members;
A National Budget which does not stand the test of periodic monitoring and evaluation is a celebrated nullity. I, therefore, appeal to you Honourable Members, through your various committees, to continually demand monthly and quarterly reports from line Ministries for analysis as stipulated in Sections 32-36 of the Public Finance Management Act (PFMA). Furthermore, as part and parcel of the checks and balances on Government expenditure, Section 299 of our Constitution also demands that; “Parliament must monitor and oversee expenditure by the State and all Commissions and institutions and agencies of government at every level… to ensure that (a) all revenue is accounted for; (b) all expenditure has been properly incurred, and (c) any limits and conditions on appropriation have been observed.” Accordingly, failure to oversee the implementation of the National Budget is tantamount to an unforgivable constitutional dereliction of duty and a betrayal of the people of Zimbabwe who elected and bestowed their trust on us. In that context, the role of the Liaison and Coordination Committee (LCC) in monitoring the responsibilities of Committees cannot be underestimated. Consequently, I urge the LCC to meet frequently to establish ministries that are not complying with the Constitution and PFMA regarding the prudential management of the public purse.

Madam President, Hon. Ministers and Hon. Members;
Allow me to commend you for a noticeable improvement in your Parliamentary debates. True to the profound observations of the prominent basketball coach, Pat Riley, who affirmed that “If you are not getting better, you are getting worse,” I am truly impressed that the majority of you Honourable Members have become better in terms of conceptualising budgetary issues and can now debate intelligently and vigorously. In that regard, it is my fervent hope that our deliberations during these next three days will be efficacious. In that context, let us stand emboldened by the admonition from His Excellency, the President of Zimbabwe, Dr E. D. Mnangagwa, at the Official Opening of the Third Session of the 9th Parliament when he opined that, “… We are stronger when we work together… let us always seek to promote our national interest, in unity and love, for the development and prosperity of our beloved country.” Together, we can change the fortunes of Zimbabwe. Together we can guarantee a Sustainable, Inclusive and Shared Economy in our journey towards an Upper Middle-Income Economy by 2030.
On that note, it is now my singular honour and privilege to declare this Seminar officially opened as I wish you constructive deliberations during this Seminar.

TATENDA!
TWALUMBA!
SIYABONGA!

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