First Lady, Amai A. Mnangagwa;
Vice President and Minister of Health and Child Care, Hon. Gen. (Rtd) Dr. C. G. D. N. Chiwenga;
Vice President and Second Secretary of ZANU PF, Col. (Rtd) K. C. D. Mohadi;
Speaker of Parliament, Hon. Adv. J. F. Mudenda;
President of the Senate, Hon. M. M. Chinomona;
Chief Justice, Hon. L. Malaba;
Honourable Ministers of Government;
President of the Chief’s Council Chief F. Z. Charumbira and other traditional leaders here present;
Honourable Members of Parliament, and the Senate;
Senior Government Officials;
Fellow Zimbabweans here at home and in the Diaspora;
Ladies and Gentlemen;
Comrades and Friends.
It is my singular honour and privilege to address this August House, marking the opening of the Fifth Session of the Ninth Parliament of Zimbabwe. This State-of-the-Art and Majestic, New Parliament Building here in Mt. Hampden, where we are gathered, is testimony of the strategic and comprehensive partnership and excellent fraternal relations between our great motherland, Zimbabwe and the People’s Republic of China.
The Session comes ahead of the 2023 Harmonised General Elections. Parliament is, therefore, expected to accelerate the completion of the matters on the legislative agenda in line with the expectations of the electorate.