Sitting allowances: MPs sold a dummy again

By Daniel Chigundu Parliament of Zimbabwe has failed to honour its promises made to legislators two weeks ago with regards to payment of outstanding sitting allowances and Ipads. Speaker of National Assembly Jacob Mudenda had promised that the legislators would have received their outstanding dues by the 31st of October this year, however, the allowances are yet to be paid. Asked about the issues in … Continue reading Sitting allowances: MPs sold a dummy again

2018 elections: Nkosana Moyo banks on Mugabe, Tsvangirai ill health

By Daniel Chigundu Alliance for People’s Agenda (APA) leader Dr Nkosana Moyo says he is expecting to win the 2018 elections because people will dump both President Robert Mugabe and Morgan Tsvangirai owing to their ill health status. President Robert Mugabe is always in and out of the country going to Singapore and Malaysia for alleged medical checkups for undisclosed diseases which some people allege … Continue reading 2018 elections: Nkosana Moyo banks on Mugabe, Tsvangirai ill health

BVR registration: ERC worried about violence

By Daniel Chigundu Election Resource Centre (ERC) has raised concerns over the increase in cases of intimidation and violence that are occurring at a time when the country is busy with the ongoing biometric voter registration (BVR) exercise. In a statement, the election watchdog said these acts of violence are uncalled for as they have the effect of preventing people from exercise their rights and … Continue reading BVR registration: ERC worried about violence

EU/AU Summit: 6 issues that youth want prioritised

By Watmore Makokoba As roads lead to Abidjan Cote D’Ivoire for the EU and African Union Summit scheduled for the 29th to 30th of November this year, youths say they want to be prioritised during the high-level summit’s deliberations. In an effort to engage youth on their expectations and possible input for the summit, the National Youth Association Organisation and Open Space organised an engagement … Continue reading EU/AU Summit: 6 issues that youth want prioritised

BVR registration: the disabled cry foul

By Tafadzwa Muranganwa People living with the disability say the ongoing biometric voter registration (BVR) exercise is discriminatory as most of the information that has been disseminated has left out the deaf, dumb and the blind. According to Bensen Banga a disability activist, there has not been enough information disseminated to ensure the disabled are aware of the new registration exercise, adding that this will … Continue reading BVR registration: the disabled cry foul

Why generous MPs risk getting broke

By Daniel Chigundu  Harare Mayor Councillor Bernard Manyenyeni says legislators and councillors should stick to their mandates or risk getting broke by trying to finance social services in their constituencies. Owing to economic hardships being experienced in the economy, most legislators and councillors in the country are generally expected by the electorate to help in such issues as paying school fees for the poor children … Continue reading Why generous MPs risk getting broke

Why Africa won’t uphold Human Rights

Watmore Makokoba Human rights organisations say it is difficult to expect Africa to adopt a positive paradigm shift towards upholding of human rights. Amnesty International regional director for Southern Africa Deprose Muchena said failure by Parliamentarians, particularly in Zimbabwe, sets a very bad example why it is difficult to create an Africa where fundamental human rights are upheld. “The Zimbabwean Parliament has failed to realign laws … Continue reading Why Africa won’t uphold Human Rights

Video: We haven’t been paid sitting allowances since 2013

Hon. James Maridadi: we have never been paid sitting allowances since we came in in 2013 #prebudgetzw @kubatana @FinanceZim @263Chat pic.twitter.com/f0kzbMYhY0 — Open Parly ZW (@OpenParlyZw) October 20, 2017 Mabvuku Member of Parliament Hon. James Maridadi last week got the media kicked out of pre budget workshop so that the members of parliament could protest in private about unpaid sitting allowances, their request for diplomatic … Continue reading Video: We haven’t been paid sitting allowances since 2013

WHO removes Mugabe as Goodwill Ambassador | #Goodwill4Who

WHO head Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus  statement: Over the last few days, I have reflected on my appointment of H.E. President Robert Mugabe as WHO Goodwill Ambassador for NCDs in Africa. As a result, I have decided to rescind the appointment. I have listened carefully to all who have expressed their concerns, and heard the different issues that they have raised. I have also consulted with the … Continue reading WHO removes Mugabe as Goodwill Ambassador | #Goodwill4Who

Parliament resolves allowances, Ipads saga

By Daniel Chigundu SPEAKER of National Assembly Advocate Jacob Mudenda says Parliament is going to resolve all issues to do with the welfare of parliamentarians’ by end of the month (October) following a heated 1hour 30 minutes side meeting at Padhari Lodge. MPs in the 8th Parliament of Zimbabwe got into office in August 2013 but have never been given sitting allowances from that date … Continue reading Parliament resolves allowances, Ipads saga