- June 3, 2022
- Posted by: Anesu Michael Maposa
- Category: News
The Inter-Ministerial Taskforce on the Alignment of Legislation to the Constitution (IMT) held its Bi-Monthly meeting in Harare on the 3rd of June 2022.
Chaired by the Attorney General’s Office, the Bi-Monthly meeting is a platform where line ministries give alignment status of laws, noting progress made and challenges encountered.
The IMT is an institutional platform mandated to coordinate and facilitate the alignment of laws with the Constitution.
Present at the IMT Bi-Monthly meeting were legal advisors from various Government ministries & departments, Office of President and Cabinet as well as representatives from the Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission, the Law Society of Zimbabwe and invited Civil Society Organisations such as the Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA), Zimbabwe Election Support Network, Elections Resource Centre (ERC), Deaf Zimbabwe Trust and Women’s Academy for Lead and Political Excellence (WALPE).
The IMT uses a bill tracker, a document where the IMT has information about the status of laws for each line ministry. It indicates the stage the pieces of laws are at in the alignment process.
CALR Executive Director, Mr Nyasha Chishakwe highlighted that the IMT has covered the significant ground since 2015 and he thanked line ministries and stakeholders that have played critical roles in the alignment of laws with the Constitution.
During the Bi-Monthly meeting, it was reflected that the IMT is setting its eyes on post-alignment which necessitated IMT to host a constitutional implementation conference last year in December 2021 at Crown Plaza Hotel. The conference was convened to solicit more views from different stakeholders on how they can further implement the Constitution.
The IMT has also started the process of supporting the drafting of regulations, the IMT is set to hold a workshop on the drafting of consumer protection regulations with the Ministry of Industry and Commerce.
The IMT is supported by the Centre for Applied Legal Research (CALR) & the Delegation of the European Union to Zimbabwe (EU).