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Polad removed soldiers from the streets

16 Feb 2021 at 07:30hrs | Views
IT was the Political Actors Dialogue (Polad) and not COVID-19 that caused the removal of soldiers from the streets

The presence of soldiers on our streets had become a permanent feature following the coup of November 2017 and this was a concern among human rights organisations and members of the international community.

Polad also successfully stopped government from enacting the Constitution of Zimbabwe Number 2 Amendment Bill.

Some of the positive economic policies being effected by the Finance ministry and the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe originated from an economic summit convened by Polad.

Polad is doing a lot to influence both economic and political reforms. Polad also initiated a draft Electoral and Political Parties Bill that is set to address concerns raised by political parties and other stakeholders in the manner in which elections are held in Zimbabwe.

The grouping sends condolence messages to families which lost loved ones to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The current lockdown measures are a positive step, which must now be relaxed.

The government should come up with a clear roadmap for the rolling out of the COVID-19 vaccine, prioritising doctors, nurses and teachers.

Source - newsday
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