Is Shumba extorting companies?

By Daniel Chigundu OUTSPOKEN Norton legislator Temba Mliswa has told the National Assembly that Mines and Energy Committee chairperson Daniel Shumba is demanding money from companies so that they won’t appear before his portfolio committee. Raising a point of order in the National Assembly, Honourable Mliswa said he has evidence to show that Honourable Shumba has extortionist tendencies and must be reigned on. “…He (Shumba) … Continue reading Is Shumba extorting companies?

Parliament refuses to approve Ndudzo …as MPs plead for Chiri to stay

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

Parliamentarians protest the NPRC Bill

By Nkanyiso Ncube The National Peace and Reconciliation Commission (NPRC) Bill finally returned to Parliament this week after it was rejected on its initial reading early last year following complaints by the public that the bill gave National Peace and Reconciliation minister too much room to interfere in the commission’s activities. Legislators across the political divide said the contents of the NPRC bill are vague … Continue reading Parliamentarians protest the NPRC Bill

Women affairs Minister Nyasha Chikwinya might face contempt of parliament charges

    By Buhle Tshavango Minister of Women affairs, Gender and Community Development Cde Nyasha Chikwinya faces contempt of Parliament charges after presenting conflicting information and evading questions from MPs during a question and answer session. Speaker of Parliament Jacob Mudenda recently made a ruling in response to submissions made by Honourable Chikwinya in response to progress made on the yet to be launched  Women’s … Continue reading Women affairs Minister Nyasha Chikwinya might face contempt of parliament charges

Broke govnt faces difficulties in implementation of new education curriculum

by Tariro Daphne Senderayi The Primary and Secondary Education Ministry embarked on implementing the various aspects of the new curriculum but it has been noticed that as was expected by critics there is no support in infrastructure and skilled personnel. When the review of the curriculum was flighted, concerned citizens pointed out that the broke government will face difficulties in implementation of the changes which … Continue reading Broke govnt faces difficulties in implementation of new education curriculum

NERA proposes safeguard measures to secure Diaspora vote | #Ivote4PeaceZW

By Nkanyiso Ncube National Electoral Reform Agenda (Nera) has proposed safeguards measures to be put in place to secure Diaspora votes and ensure no rigging takes place ahead of 2018 elections. In a statement, NERA said it had came up with pointers to be taken into consideration ahead of 2018 elections. “NERA supports the right to vote for the Diaspora however we must ensure that … Continue reading NERA proposes safeguard measures to secure Diaspora vote | #Ivote4PeaceZW

Zimbabwe’s government blamed for human trafficking

By Nkanyiso Ncube Failure by the government to create employment opportunities for young people has been a major contributory factor of human trafficking, legislators have said. Contributing a motion during the question and answer session yesterday in Parliament, Shamva South MP, Joseph Mapiki (Zanu PF) asked if there was any policy that protects people from being exploited in foreign lands. In his response Minister of … Continue reading Zimbabwe’s government blamed for human trafficking

We are treated unfairly – Econet #DataMustFall

By Daniel Chigundu Econet Wireless Zimbabwe CEO hief Douglas Mboweni told Parliament that he is concerned by the level of unfair treatment that his company has been getting from the Post and Telecommunication Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (Potraz). Potraz regulates the postal, telecommunication and courier services industries in the country and has been at loggerheads with Econet over a number of issues ranging from accountability and … Continue reading We are treated unfairly – Econet #DataMustFall

Ministry of Education fails to provide Quarterly report to Portfolio committee

On the 19th of January the Portfolio Committee of the Ministry of Education congregated to make a post 2017 Budget analysis of their allocation. However, it would appear as though most Portfolio Committee meetings that day were closed to the public serve for them informing most civic society members that they were open on the day before. it would appear as though Parliament processes are … Continue reading Ministry of Education fails to provide Quarterly report to Portfolio committee

Only 35 people attended #Bondnotes Bill public hearing in Harare

by Daniel Chigundu National Vendors Unions of Zimbabwe (NAVUZ) board chairperson Sten Zvorwadza says the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Finance and Economic Development should take the blame for low turnout at the Bond Notes Bill public hearing in Harare. About 35 people including Parliament personnel attended the meeting despite the fact that Bond Notes issues have generated a lot of interest in the country and … Continue reading Only 35 people attended #Bondnotes Bill public hearing in Harare