From DJ to legislator: The journey of James Maridadi

By Portia Sigauke His journey to stardom started in the early 1990s when he became a radio presenter and producer for the Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation’s then Radio Three FM, now Power Fm. Popularly known as ‘J-Touch’ Maridadi hosted musical shows, news interviews as well hosting talk shows which created a political animal in him. James Maridadi was born on 1 November 1967 in a family … Continue reading From DJ to legislator: The journey of James Maridadi

Majome banks on Mnangagwa …as nation awaits anti-child marriage law

By Daniel Chigundu HARARE WEST legislator Jessie Majome says she is waiting to get an appointment with Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa so that she can present a proposed draft bill which seeks among other things to remove places in the country’s statutes that allow child marriage. Various institutions, individuals, legislators and civic organizations are fighting against child marriages in the country which has seen 31 … Continue reading Majome banks on Mnangagwa …as nation awaits anti-child marriage law

Archaic Mines and Mineral act to be amended

by Pretty Chavango Public hearings on the draft Mines and Minerals Bill are in the pipeline aimed at replacing the archaic Mines and Minerals Act of 1963. Hopes are high that amendments to this outdated piece of legislature will be passed in Parliament to provide realignment of laws with new mining developments . While a new Act in its entirety would have been more ideal … Continue reading Archaic Mines and Mineral act to be amended

We need a workshop to be schooled on devolution- Binga South MP Joel Gabbuza

By Nyasha N Mukapiko Public Policy Research Institute of Zimbabwe (PIZ) a Bulawayo based Civil Society Organization (CSOs) on Tuesday appeared before the portfolio committee of Local Government Rural and Urban Development following a petition dated 25 February 2016. The petition which beard 57 signatures from Bulawayo based organizations demanded answers why Government hasn’t aligned the Urban Councils Act with Chapter 14 of the new … Continue reading We need a workshop to be schooled on devolution- Binga South MP Joel Gabbuza

Cash shortages to end soon | RBZ

By Portia Sigauke The Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe governor Dr John Mangudya says the cash crisis is expected to end this week after the Central Bank had imported $15 billion to boost money supply. Dr Mangudya said this while appearing before the parliamentary finance committee to clarify policy measures that the RBZ had employed in a bid to ease cash shortages that Zimbabwe is currently … Continue reading Cash shortages to end soon | RBZ

Parliament Committee Schedule 06 MAY 2016

Here is the schedule for Parliament Portfolio committee  meetings ending Friday 6 May. Download the pdf here What are National Assembly Committees?  These are Committees designated according to government portfolios to examine the expenditure, administration and policy of government departments and other matters falling under their jurisdictions as Parliament may by resolution determine. Most of the work of Parliament is carried out by and generated … Continue reading Parliament Committee Schedule 06 MAY 2016

War Veterans have lost their relevance

By Tariro In the not so distant past the nation watched in shock as our high esteemed war veterans were on the receiving end of the police baton stick. Shock because since the time they were awarded the then Zimbabwe dollar $50000 equivalent to USD $5000 in 1998 we knew not of their existence. This money in my view was hush money because apparently they … Continue reading War Veterans have lost their relevance