Farirai Machivenyika –Senior Reporter
PRESIDENT Mnangagwa has entrusted the administration of the National Peace and Reconciliation Law to the Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs, Ziyambi Ziyambi, who is to provide the necessary support to the National Commission for Peace and Reconciliation ( NPRC).
The NPRC is one of the independent commissions under Chapter 12 of the Constitution and was established after the realization of the social and political will and aspiration of Zimbabweans to move from a conflicted past to a harmonious future.
The commission helps resolve past and present conflicts, find solutions and recommend corrective measures. Being independent, he can cut through political and other issues and go straight to finding out what has happened or is happening, and then looking for the required solutions.
It also has a mandate to uphold and entrench human rights and democracy, protect the sovereignty and interests of the people, promote constitutionalism, promote transparency and accountability in public institutions, to ensure respect for democratic values and principles by the State and all institutions and bodies of government and government-controlled entities, and to ensure that injustices are redressed.
The administration of the law previously fell under the office of the vice-president, then held by Cde Kembo Mohadi.
The President announced the amendment to Statutory Instrument 166 of 2022, Notice of Assignment of Offices (Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs), 2022.
President Mnangagwa has also transferred the administration of the District Development Fund Act from the Office of the Vice President to the Minister of State for Presidential Affairs and Government Project Implementation Monitoring, Dr. Joram Gumbo.
The DDF is a quasi-governmental department under the Office of the President responsible for infrastructure development and maintenance, water supply, road services, plant and equipment leasing and labor services of the floor. It is a major operator in the development of communal land and the rest of the family farming sector.