The event will be broadcast live ZBCtv. Clerk of Parliament, Kennedy Chokuda, stated that all is ready for the event. He said:
Preparations for the SONA and official opening (of the Second Session of the Ninth Parliament) are at an advanced stage.
We look forward to a flawless event as we have activated our systems to ensure everything goes well.
The SONA and an official opening mark the beginning of the Second Session of the Ninth Parliament.
We expect His Excellency, the President to review the state of the nation over the last 12 months and to outline the legislative agenda of Government for the next 12 months).
During the First Session of the Ninth Parliament, 15 Bills were presented. Five of the Bills were passed by Parliament. Two became Acts of Parliament (the Shop Licence Amendment Act and the Tripartite Negotiating Forum Act.
Three are awaiting the President’s signature, and these are the Consumer Protection Bill, Microfinance Amendment Bill and the Maintenance of Peace and Order Bill.