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

[MAP] Biometric Voter Registration Centres – Harare/Chitungwiza

by Kubatana How to use this map Zoom in to the area/neighbourhood/ ward Click on your area/neighbourhood/ ward Wait for the map to load A pop up window with mobile voter registration centres will appear. Go and register to vote! https://fusiontables.google.com/embedviz?q=select+col0+from+1UwEPtuyaM5exDTLBKZzAddQ7O8Ls6Qn8tkAASyhS+where+col5+%3D+'Harare'&viz=MAP&h=false&lat=-17.84544469481167&lng=31.091089332442834&t=1&z=11&l=col0&y=2&tmplt=2&hml=KML%20… Continue reading [MAP] Biometric Voter Registration Centres – Harare/Chitungwiza

Parly forced into early adjournment, as MPs protest over iPads and salaries

By Staff Reporter Parliament was today (Thursday 19 October) forced into early adjournment after legislators went into protesting mode over unpaid allowances and promised Ipads, prompting for Zanu-PF Chief-whip in parliament Lovemore Matuke to call for adjournment of the House. The protest started when Deputy Speaker of Parliament Marble Chinomona had announced that all legislators were obliged to attend the 2018 pre-budgetary seminar scheduled for … Continue reading Parly forced into early adjournment, as MPs protest over iPads and salaries

Who is leader of the House, Mnangagwa or Bonyongwe?

By Staff Reporter There was chaos in the National Assembly during Wednesday’s question and session as MDC-T legislators demanded that Deputy Speaker of Parliament Mable Chinomona inform the House as to who is now the leader of government business following a Cabinet reshuffle last week. Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa was the leader of the house by virtue of being the Minister of Justice, legal and … Continue reading Who is leader of the House, Mnangagwa or Bonyongwe?

Why Zimbabwe MPs don’t think straight

By Daniel Chigundu Nkayi South legislator Abednico Bhebhe says Parliament of Zimbabwe has been failing to make quality laws because legislators are not thinking straight due to poverty. Despite being poorly remunerated legislators in Zimbabwe have gone for many months without receiving their sitting allowances and fuel allocation. Speaking in the National Assembly during a debate on the adoption of a Code of Conduct and … Continue reading Why Zimbabwe MPs don’t think straight

ICT wave: why rural folks are lagging behind

By Tafadzwa Muranganwa While stakeholders in the internet sector have raised their stakes in line with the ever-changing technological sphere, internet usage has however remained low in rural areas, owing to a cocktail of reasons. This was revealed at Zimbabwe Internet Governance multi-stakeholders conference organised by Misa-Zimbabwe recently. Chido Musodza a programs officer with Radio Voice of the People and Digital Society Zimbabwe said there should be … Continue reading ICT wave: why rural folks are lagging behind

Somalia terror attack: the day media looked away

By Watmore Makokoba The lethal attacks which killed about 300 people, while leaving many injured this week, could be the worst attack in the history of Somalia and has however raised a few questions both for Africa and the international world. For instance, while the Somalia attack has claimed more lives, it has however received little coverage from the so-called international media compared to the … Continue reading Somalia terror attack: the day media looked away

2017 Biometric Voter Registration District Centres

It is hereby notified for general information that the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) shall be registering voters using the new Biometric Voter Registration (BVR) system at all ZEC District offices with effect from 18 September 2017. The offices will open during normal working hours from 0800hrs to 1645hrs, Monday to Friday. Documents required for registration are: a)  National Identity Card (metal, plastic or waiting pass … Continue reading 2017 Biometric Voter Registration District Centres

Zimbabwe’s New Ministerial Line-up

By Veritas Name of Ministry Minister after reshuffle Minister before reshuffle Agriculture, Mechanization and Irrigation Development Joseph Made Joseph Made Cyber Security, Threat Detection and Mitigation [new Ministry] Patrick Chinamasa — Defence Sidney Sekeramayi Sidney Sekeramayi  Energy and Power Development Samuel Undenge Samuel Undenge Finance and Economic Development Ignatious Chombo Patrick Chinamasa Foreign Affairs Walter Mzembi Simbarashe Mumbengegwi Health and Child Welfare David Parirenyatwa David Parirenyatwa … Continue reading Zimbabwe’s New Ministerial Line-up

Gender equality: Mahoka hits out at male MPs

By Daniel Chigundu Hurungwe East legislator Sarah Mahoka has taken a sharp swipe at male legislators accusing them of using their riches to shut women out of top positions. Women in the country have complained that they cannot compete with men at the same levels adding that they do not have matching resources. Although Zimbabwe has made some commendable progress in trying to bring equality … Continue reading Gender equality: Mahoka hits out at male MPs