By Tafadzwa Muranganwa AS we slowly draw closer to 2018, many youths are beginning to come out of closets and declaring their interest to contest for political leadership, but will next year’s elections usher in a reign of young leaders? The issue of political positions, especially with regards to contesting in elections by young people is generally regarded as a political landmine in both Zanu … Continue reading Is 2018 a beacon of hope for youth leadership?
By Daniel Chigundu THERE are fears that the Parliamentary Privileges Committee report on death threat messages to MDC-T Members of Parliament (MPs) might be abused to introduce the Cyber Crime Bill. After failing to locate the origin of the messages, The Privileges Committee recommended that there is need to expedite the process of bringing into the operation of the Cyber-crimes Bill, which should establish a Cyber … Continue reading Call to expedite Cyber Bill gets louder
By Nkanyiso Ncube THE Zimbabwe Election Support Network (ZESN) has called upon the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) to expedite the procurement of the software for the central database or central Automated Finger Identification System (AFIS) as it an integral component of Biometric Voter Registration (BVR). The AFIS is a biometric identification (ID) method that uses digital imaging technology to obtain, store, and analyse fingerprint data. … Continue reading Why ZEC must procure Central database software for BVR kits
By Daniel Chigundu LEGISLATORS from across the country political divided have rejected government’s choice Mike Ndudzo for Auditor General’s post, claiming he has a bad track record. According to the country’s laws, the President appoints the Auditor General with approval from Parliament. Speaking in the National Assembly during a motion to approve the appointment of Mike Ndudzo as Auditor General, Zvishavane Ngezi legislator John Holder … Continue reading Parliament refuses to approve Ndudzo …as MPs plead for Chiri to stay
By Buhle Tshavango The Women coalition of Zimbabwe (WCoZ) has condemned growing inconsistencies by Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) in regards to participation of women as voters and candidates in the upcoming 2018 elections. WCoZ accused ZEC of undermining the rights of women by requesting for proof of residence for voter registration saying this placed women at the mercy of their spouses in order for them … Continue reading ZEC needs a women responsive election management process – WcoZ
By Daniel Chigundu MDC-T had hoped to use secret voting to enable unsettled Zanu PF legislators to vote against Constitution Amendment No1, in what would have been a repeat of a 2011 Parliamentary drama. In 2011 MDC-T legislator Lovemore Moyo was re-elected Speaker of Parliament after two Zanu PF legislators voted for him by way of a secret vote in the re-ordered election. Moyo was … Continue reading Why MDC-T wanted secret voting
By Staff Reporter THE principal administration officer in the Civil Protection Unit (CPU) Lameck Betera said they are facing resistance from parliamentarians when it comes to relocating disaster families for the fear of losing votes. CPU was appearing before the Portfolio Committee on Environment, Water, Tourism and Hospitality Industry to submit oral evidence on their operations. “In terms of relocation, one challenge comes from you (MPs), you … Continue reading MPs blocking relocation of disaster victims
By Buhle Tshavango DESPITE receiving an onslaught of criticism since announcing her intentions to stand as an independent candidate for the Mount Pleasant National Assembly seat, Advocate Fadzayi Mahere seems undeterred in her quest as she has proceeded to present a manifesto as part of her campaign strategy. The 21 paged manifesto dubbed,” Mt.Pleasant Constituency Yellow Manifesto “, outlines her campaign strategy and highlights the … Continue reading Is Mahere’s Yellow Manifesto strategy attainable?
Government of Zimbabwe THE 2016 ANNUAL BUDGET REVIEW AND OUTLOOK FOR 2017 Presentation to the Parliament of Zimbabwe By The Hon. P.A. Chinamasa, MP Minister of Finance and Economic Development 20 JULY 2017 INTRODUCTION 1. Mr Speaker Sir, during my presentation of the 2017 National Budget on 8 December 2016, I indicated that, I will be bringing a comprehensive Annual Budget Review, with fiscal and … Continue reading Chinamasa’s budget review statement
By Staff Reporter BUDIRIRO legislator Costa Machingauta on Wednesday took the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education to task by demanding to know if it was a government policy for political parties to use school vehicles to ferry people to their rallies and meetings. Machingauta’s question comes on the back of reports from civic society organisation that the ruling party Zanu PF is not only … Continue reading Is it Govt policy for Zanu PF to use school buses?