In Zimbabwe, we have become experts of the blame game

By Daniel Chigundu PEOPLE’S Democratic Party (PDP) economic affairs secretary Vince Musewe has called on Zimbabweans especially those in the opposition parties to stop blaming others for their failures and focus finding solutions. The ruling party Zanu PF and the main opposition party MDC-T have a long history of always blamed each other for the current problems bedeviling the country. According to Zanu PF, Zimbabwe … Continue reading In Zimbabwe, we have become experts of the blame game

Musewe calls for long-term election observers

By Daniel Chigundu Economist-cum-politician Vince Musewe says the country cannot rely on Short-term election-Observers (STOs) to determine the fairness of the polls. Unlike STOs, Long-term-Observers (LTOs) come to a country in advance of the election usually three or four months, to speak with government officials, party leaders, members of the media, academics or experts, diplomats, and representatives from minority groups with regards to impending elections. … Continue reading Musewe calls for long-term election observers

ZESN | Mass Biometric Voter Registration: 3 Key lessons from Kenya

Over the years Africa has been seen attempting to catch up with the introduction of ICT’s for the administration of elections. Even if electronic voting has not yet become popular, one country that has become the yardstick is Kenya. Kenya has used the Biometric Voter Registration process twice and these are some of the key lessons Zimbabwe can borrow a leaf for the 2018 harmonized … Continue reading ZESN | Mass Biometric Voter Registration: 3 Key lessons from Kenya

Rural based citizen movement launches election monitoring technology | #Ivote4PeaceZW

By Watmore Makokoba As the country gets engulfed into election mode, Zimbabwe Yadzoka, a citizen movement primarily targeting rural areas has launched a technological reporting mechanism that is going to monitor and report political violence and human rights violations prior and during the upcoming 2018 elections. The technology, named ZISO/ILIHLO is going to be implemented throughout the country and will use geo-location to capture and report … Continue reading Rural based citizen movement launches election monitoring technology | #Ivote4PeaceZW

[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

A coalition is difficult but possible: Vince Musewe

By Daniel Chigundu  Economist Vince Musewe says while coalition of opposition political parties has been overshadowed by differing interests, it is still possible to find a common goal to focus on. There has been talk of a possible grand coalition of opposition political parties in the country to face President Robert Mugabe in the impending 2018 general elections. Leading opposition parties such as MDC-T and … Continue reading A coalition is difficult but possible: Vince Musewe

[Extract] Report on Auditor General Findings: Outstanding Travel and Subsistence Advances Totalling $507 829

NATIONAL ASSEMBLY HANSARD 04 OCTOBER 2016 VOL 42 NO 88 Extract from Report Presented by Hon. Mpariwa: Fourth Report of The Public Accounts Committee on the findings by the Auditor General on the 2014 appropriation and funds accounts for the Ministry of Justice, Legal & Parliamentary Affairs.  The Ministry since 2010, has been failing to recover outstanding travel and subsistence advances in violation of Treasury Instruction 1505. … Continue reading [Extract] Report on Auditor General Findings: Outstanding Travel and Subsistence Advances Totalling $507 829