- March 15, 2021
- Posted in LOCAL
Zimbabwe Environmental Law Association (ZELA) has said it is the Parliament’s inescapable duty to enforce compliance by all private and public companies through its legislative and oversight function.
By Shantel T Chisango
Speaking on its social media platform Twitter handle, ZELA made emphasis on the parliament secretariat getting expert training on transparency and accountability in the mining sector.
Member of Parliament Mr. Austin Zvoma has said that it is the mandate of the parliament and its committees to take note of the activities that transpire in state-owned properties engaging in the mining industry and hold them accountable.
“Mr. Zvoma notes that the @ParliamentZim and its committees are obliged to scrutinize the operations of State-owned operations involved in mining and hold them accountable.”
Furthermore, ZELA said the Officer of the Auditor has been recording cases of non-compliance with management policies by some mining companies.
The mining sector’s compliance with transformation targets is under substantial scrutiny. Prompted by criticism on the slow progress demonstrated by the sector to transform, (Nthabiseng Violet Moraka:2015).