Parliamentarians chewing tax payers money on petty issues
The heckling and rubble rousing in the House of Assembly has been described as undignified for parliamentarians who are seen as chewing the tax payers money on petty issues instead of finding solutions for the country whose economy is on the intensive care.
At the closure of the two day Institutional Strategic Plan workshop in Bulawayo, members were reminded of their constitutional role and the expectations of the masses especially the electorate who voted them into power, that of nation building through servant leadership.
Clerk of parliament Mr Kennedy Chokuda said there was a need to restore the dignity of parliament by members through constructive contribution and accepting the diversity of views.
His sentiments were echoed by the Speaker of Parliament Advocate Jacob Mudenda who commended the manner in which members behaved during the workshop saying only if the same spirit of tolerance could be demonstrated during parliamentary sessions.