CDF should be indexed to the interbank rate
POLAD needs to be streamlined or re-imagined
By Joel Mandaza For the first time in many years Government released the Constituency Development Fund with little persuasion. This is money given to Parliamentarians to develop their respective constituencies. Projects which CDF is used on have to be a product of consent born out of consultation. The money is presided over by a trust …
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Parliament Should Inspire National Archives
By Joel Mandaza Images from last week`s POLAD year ender at President Emmerson Mnangagwa`s Kwekwe farm gave ammunition to those who have always considered the platform to be problematic. The optics presented a lack of autonomy on the whole structure, showing a deliberate tilt towards the whims of the incumbent. Presented as a broad based …
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DOWNLOAD: Law Society denounce proposed constitutional amendements
By Joel Mandaza Although the quality of debate in our Parliament is fairly low, there are good things happening at in there. In equal measure, these need to be highlighted. As far as public institutions are concerned, the Parliament`s website is well run and has up to date information. Even the Hansard is timeously uploaded, …
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Parliament should deal with the “MaShurugwi” headache
In terms of Section 92 of the Constitution, a presidential candidate chooses running mates who upon election become the national Vice Presidents. The rationale for these provisions was to introduce non-disruptive succession planning whilst ensuring that in the event of a Vice President taking over the office of President he would be having the people’s …
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Child rights activist blasts uncaring Govt over child marriages
By Joel Mandaza When convention fails the people, improvision can save the day. Zimbabwe has witnessed repeated episodes of gang violence in the past few months. The country has completed its metamorphosis into ‘another African country. Gang violence in mining, overcrowded cities, a useless currency and embarrassing corruption, we are ticking the boxes diligently. Whoever …
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2020 Budget: Main Estimates and Expenditures adopted by National Assembly
By Staff Reporter Child rights activist Loveness Mudzuru has castigated the government for delaying with laws that will end child marriages adding that laws that deal with power are treated on an urgent basis. Child marriages have been on a rise in the country despite being banned by the Constitutional court a few ago which …
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Air Zim will take-off in 2020 says Mthuli
Finance Minister Mthuli Ncube: Mr Chairperson, there is an issue under Vote 5 that needs to be properly recorded. If you recall, I agreed that we increase the budget for the Auditor General’s Office by $20 000 000. That 20 000 000 will come from the unallocated reserves of the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development. …
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Govt allows Zesa to charge exporters in forex
By Staff Reporter Finance Minister Mthuli Ncube has told Parliament that the struggling national carrier Air Zimbabwe will take-off in 2020 and will be having about 4 aircraft. Air Zimbabwe is currently operating one aircraft which is said to be old and is constantly breaking down forcing the airline to cancel or delay flights. Apart …
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Letter to Parliament of Zimbabwe
By Joel Mandaza ZESA`s proposal to charge exporters in foreign currency has finally been granted as Government has adopted the idea into law through a statutory instrument. The power utility which has been facing liquidity challenges has been pushing to access hard currency through tariffs as the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe forex distribution system is …
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Dear Honourable Members I am writing this letter with a heavy heart if one of you knew how to relay issues from their constituency I would have spent my time doing other things, but here we are. I write from the humble constituency of Harare South, not sure if you have heard of it but …
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