Call to expedite Cyber Bill gets louder

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

Reasons why MDC-T legislators are objecting Constitutional Amendment Bill No. 1

By Staff Reporter MDC-T legislators yesterday threw everything in and outside law books in a heated attempt to persuade Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa to reconsider adoption of the topical Constitution of Zimbabwe Amendment Bill No.1. So intense was the debate in the National Assembly that the House ended up adjourning debate around 7 pm. If passed into law, the Constitutional Amendment Bill No. 1 will … Continue reading Reasons why MDC-T legislators are objecting Constitutional Amendment Bill No. 1

Mudenda disappointed by slow law reforms

By Daniel Chigundu SPEAKER of National Assembly Jacob Mudenda says he is disappointed by the lack of seriousness by Members of Parliament (MPs) when it comes to reforming of laws. The delays in reforming laws have seen the country continue using laws that were made during the colonial era, some of which are not cognisant of the prevailing situation. Addressing MPs and delegates during a … Continue reading Mudenda disappointed by slow law reforms

Morton Jaffray refurbishment completion set for December

By Staff Reporter. UPON completion, City of Harare’s (CoH) Morton Jaffray Water Treatment Plant will be pumping 620 mega-litres of water per day which is 80 percent of the 800 mega-litres required. City of Harare is currently doing 520 mega-liters. Director of Water, engineer Hosea Chisango on Tuesday told journalists during a site visit to the treatment plant that soon after completion the city will … Continue reading Morton Jaffray refurbishment completion set for December

Public Hearings Schedule | National Peace & Reconciliation​ Bill H.B. 2, 2017

  The Portfolio Committee on Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs, the Thematic Committee on Human Rights and the Thematic Committee on Peace and Security will hold Public Hearings on the National Peace and Reconciliation Commission Bill H.B.2, 2017 from the 13th to the 18th of March 2017. The Committees will be divided into two (2) groups and will cover various areas as follows: Team A Date  Place … Continue reading Public Hearings Schedule | National Peace & Reconciliation​ Bill H.B. 2, 2017

Get Involved | Public Comments on the Constitution of Zimbabwe Bill

Section 328(4) of the Constitution of Zimbabwe provides that; “(4) Immediately after the Speaker has given notice of a Constitutional Bill in terms of subsection (3), Parliament must invite members of the public to express their views on the proposed Bill in public meetings and through written submissions, and must convene meetings and provide facilities to enable the public to do so.” In compliance with … Continue reading Get Involved | Public Comments on the Constitution of Zimbabwe Bill

Prices of basic goods go up as Statutory Instrument 20 of 2017 (SI20) takes effect

 By Daniel Chigundu The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) says the decision by government to introduce Statutory Instrument 20 of 2017 (SI20) is a clear revelation that the ruling party lacks understanding of basic economics. SI20 which came into effect on February 1 2017, introduced a 15 percent Value Added Tax on such basic consumables as meats, rice and cereals which constitute the family food basket Download … Continue reading Prices of basic goods go up as Statutory Instrument 20 of 2017 (SI20) takes effect

Mugabe is inhuman, selfish and greedy: Masarira #21DaysOfActivism

By Daniel Chigundu Controversial pro-democracy and outspoken human rights activist Linda Masarira says the decision by President Robert Mugabe to hold his annual lavish birthday bash when the country is going through trying times is a sign that he is selfish and doesn’t care about people. President Mugabe who turns 93 years old on the 21st of February 2017 is expected to throw an opulent birthday … Continue reading Mugabe is inhuman, selfish and greedy: Masarira #21DaysOfActivism

Ministry of Finance must disclose terms of the $200 million AFREXIM loan

by Tariro Senderayi Harare West Member of Parliament, Jessie Majome during the recent debate on the Bond Note Bill,  demanded that the Minister of Finance make privy to the house and the nation the terms and conditions of the loan which created the $200 million facility. “I am deeply concerned by the aura of opaqueness, mystery and lack of transparency and indeed lack of truth … Continue reading Ministry of Finance must disclose terms of the $200 million AFREXIM loan