Call for regulation of political parties

Online Desk |  1 year ago | local

The National Peace and Reconciliation Commission (NPRC) has called for the regulation of political parties to promote good corporate governance and minimise institutional conflicts.

In its 2021 Annual Report, the NPRC noted that conflict within parties has a negative bearing on the unity and harmony of the organisations.

There is currently no law governing political parties, with the organisations only notifying the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission of their existence as a matter of courtesy.

The Commission recommended that Government enact a Peace-Conflict Impact Assessment Law.

According to the report, the NPRC also urged Government to enact legislation that guides relations between investors and communities, to prevent conflict and ensure mutually beneficial co-existence between the two.

The body called on the Government to expedite the amendment of the Mines and Minerals Act, which has been on the cards for over 10 years to cater for the rights of communities affected by mining operations.