Zimbabwe betrays Abuja Declaration 17 years in a row

By Pretty Chavango. ‘Aluta continua’ best describes the health situation in the country, especially with the recently presented 2018 national budget which failed to commit 15% of the nation’s revenue towards health as required by the Abuja Declaration of 2001. The proposed budget by Minister Patrick Chinamasa if passed will once again add another year of chronic betrayal of the Abuja Declaration by Zimbabwe when … Continue reading Zimbabwe betrays Abuja Declaration 17 years in a row

Minister Kagonye hits the ground running

By Buhle Tshavango Newly appointed Minister of Labour and social welfare, Petronella Kagonye has wasted no time in getting the ball rolling in her new post barely a week after her swearing-in she has already warmed up to her portfolio. As part of government’s effort to bring a family environment within orphanages by transforming children’s homes from dormitory style to home-restyled, Hon Kagonye who attended the … Continue reading Minister Kagonye hits the ground running

2018 budget offers a gleam of hope

Finance Minister Patrick Chinamasa today presented the 2018 national budget which if implemented offers various positive changes aimed at boosting the economy through cost-cutting measures and the doing away of policies that had been draining funds whilst at the same time reigniting investor confidence. Presenting next year’s budget in Parliament today Hon Chinamasa introduced new measures to curb financial expenditures some of which have been … Continue reading 2018 budget offers a gleam of hope

Parly urged to abolish 50% plus 1 vote requirement

By Daniel Chigundu Harare residents have called on Parliament to abolish the electoral law that requires a winner in Presidential elections to get at least 50% plus 1 vote to become President of Zimbabwe. According to the country’s electoral laws, if there is no candidate with 50% plus 1 vote in Presidential elections, the leading two candidates in that election go for a run-off. This … Continue reading Parly urged to abolish 50% plus 1 vote requirement

Chombo, Chipanga freed on bail

By Buhle Tshavango. Former minister of Finance Ignatius Chombo who was arrested during the operation restore legacy on the accusation of corruption and fraud has been released today on a $USD5000 bail. Chombo who had previously applied unsuccessfully to be released on bail was today released on condition he surrenders his passport, reports thrice a day to Marlborough police station, not interfere with witnesses,  and … Continue reading Chombo, Chipanga freed on bail

Ten former Ministers who will not make it into the Mnangagwa cabinet

By Tafadzwa Muranganwa The announcement by the Chief Secretary to the President and Cabinet Misheck  Sibanda that President Emmerson Mnangagwa wants a lean cabinet means he will definitely leave some formers ministers out of his Cabinet. Though Mnangagwa spoke of forgiveness in reference to the retributive action on perceived G40 members,  it will be a big surprise to see the following former ministers bouncing back. … Continue reading Ten former Ministers who will not make it into the Mnangagwa cabinet

Attend A Parliament Portfolio Commitee Meeting This Week

SCHEDULE OF PORTFOLIO AND THEMATIC COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR THE WEEK ENDING FRIDAY, 01 DECEMBER 2017. Open sessions can be attended by the public. Please ensure you have an ID in order to enter the Parliament building.   NAME OF PORTFOLIO COMMITTEE DATE TIME VENUE ACTIVITY Transport and Infrastructural Development Monday 27 Nov 2017 1000hrs Committee Room No. 1 Deliberations on the oral evidence received from … Continue reading Attend A Parliament Portfolio Commitee Meeting This Week

No turning back on land reform – Mnangagwa

By Buhle Tshavango. Newly appointed President of Zimbabwe Emmerson Mnangagwa says the land redistribution program embarked on by the country is irreversible as this will be a great betrayal of the country’s liberators. Addressing over 60 000 people who attended his inauguration ceremony, President Mnangagwa said the land redistribution program is irreversible but his government will undertake to compensate the affected white farmers “The rest … Continue reading No turning back on land reform – Mnangagwa

One murderer gone, many left – Thabitha Khumalo

Own correspondent Bulawayo East legislator Honourable Thabitha Khumalo says the resignation of President Robert Mugabe was a partial victory as he is only one of the many murderers in the ruling party Zanu PF. Reacting to Mugabe’s resignation letter which had been read by the Speaker of the National Assembly Jacob Mudenda, an ecstatic Khumalo, could be heard shouting “mhondi yaenda, yaenda mhondi, kwasara dzimwe … Continue reading One murderer gone, many left – Thabitha Khumalo