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?

Mudenda urges media to analyse Bills and motions

By Daniel Chigundu SPEAKER of National Assembly Advocate Jacob Mudenda has urged reporters to analyse Parliamentary bills, motions and debates to see if they make sense. Addressing delegates, Speaker Mudenda who was guest of honour at the official launch of the Zimbabwe Parliamentary Journalists Forum (ZPJF) said he expects the media to do more in its watchdog role over Parliament. “I want the forum (ZPJF) … Continue reading Mudenda urges media to analyse Bills and motions

If ZEC quacks like a duck & swims like a duck, then it’s a duck! ZEC is Zanu PF

By Daniel Chigundu MDC-T secretary general Douglas Mwonzora says the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) is heavily compromised and cannot deliver free and fair elections because its chairperson Justice Rita Makarau is a known Zanu PF member. Makarau is a former Zanu PF non-constituency Member of Parliament (MP) appointed specifically by President Robert Mugabe in 1996 and is also secretary of the Judiciary Services Commission a … Continue reading If ZEC quacks like a duck & swims like a duck, then it’s a duck! ZEC is Zanu PF

Opposition members stopped from speaking at Bill hearing

Watmore Makokoba  Opposition party supporters were stopped from making their contributions during a Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs hearing on the Constitutional Amendment Bill (Number 1) held in Chinhoyi last week. At the centre of the contention is the part of the Constitutional Amendment Bill, which seeks to give the President unchecked powers to appoint the Chief Justice, Deputy Chief Justice … Continue reading Opposition members stopped from speaking at Bill hearing

Schedule for Public Hearings on the Shop Licences Amendment Bill

The Portfolio Committee on Local Government, Rural and Urban Development will conduct public hearings across the country on the Shop Licences Amendment  Bill (H.B. 10, 2016). Contributions made at the hearings will be considered by the Portfolio Committee and will be part of the Committee’s report that will be presented to the National Assembly when the Bill comes up for debate. Programme Team A DAY TIME VENUE TOWN Monday 27 … Continue reading Schedule for Public Hearings on the Shop Licences Amendment Bill

[Download] Schedule for Parliament Portfolio & Thematic Committees #WEEK6 2017

Download  this weeks schedule for Parliament Portfolio Committees and Thematic Committes Committee Schedule Week Ending 3 February 2017 Committees of Parliament undertake such specialized functions which the House as a whole sitting in session may not be able to undertake and execute. Executive oversight, principally the review and monitoring of operations and activities of government programs and policies, takes a variety of forms and utilizes … Continue reading [Download] Schedule for Parliament Portfolio & Thematic Committees #WEEK6 2017

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

Public hearings set for RBZ Amendment Bill [the Bond Notes Bill]

By Daniel Chigundu Harare West legislator Jessie Majome has urged Zimbabweans to restrain themselves from violence when they attend the Bond Notes Bill public hearings across the country. The Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Finance and Economic Development will be conducting public hearings on the RBZ Amendment Bill [the Bond Notes Bill] and the Public Procurement & Disposal of Public Assets Bill across the country. The … Continue reading Public hearings set for RBZ Amendment Bill [the Bond Notes Bill]