Understanding Parliament|| Types of Bills and Categories
Understanding Parliament|| How MPs Dress, Speak and Conduct themselves in the House
Bills fall into different categories and what follows below are some of the important categories. Public Bills These are Bills that deal with matters of general public interest and are sponsored and introduced into Parliament by government Ministers and individuals Members of Parliament. Public Bills can be Government Bills or Private Member Bills. Private Bills …
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DOWNLOAD: ZDI Report castigates Command Agriculture
DRESSING Every member of the House must appear in an attire that is befitting the dignity of the House. Members are required to dress decently thus showing respect of the House. For males, the suitable attires for the House are, (a) suit, (b) jacket and tie and (c) safari suits and for females, the proper …
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TRAPPED: How Zimbabwe suffers from U.S. Prohibition on Economic Assistance
As shown above, maize imports continued very high despite the reported bumper harvests in the first harvest season of CAP in 2016/2017 and 2017/2018. Despite increased expenditure which ought to have built a dependable and resilient irrigation infrastructure by now, the 2018/2019 season saw imports increasing by above 500% from the 2017/2018 season. A controversial finding here is: why …
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Here is how Parliament gathers its evidence
OP-Ed by Pearl Matibe The clock in Zimbabwe—unlike the rest of the world—turns backwards. If the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade address topics associated with foreign policies, agreements with other countries, and the lack of foreign assistance, it should also demonstrate that it monitors the work done by the Ministry of …
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Clean up campaigns: A case of biting our own tails
Parliamentary Evidence Gathering Parliament gathers the information necessary for the execution of its constitutional mandate through its various Committees. Parliamentary Committees use various methods to gather information including public hearings, commissioned research, oral evidence and fact-finding visits. The method used depends on the nature of the issues being investigated. However, once the information is collected, …
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Understanding the Parliamentary Budget Process
Opinion By Anonymous It’s the usual new brooms, clean white dust coats, and black trash bags. A neatly dressed pack donning different regalia, from sun-hats to t-shirts also printed with emblems of a certain company or organization that wants to be identified as doing some good and supporting the ‘national event’. Various government departments ditch …
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Public Protector: New dawn or jobs for the boys?
The Budget Process Parliamentary budget oversight is at the heart of Executive oversight. Strong Parliamentary budget oversight is one of the mechanisms to promote a socially accountable governance system. Importance of the Budget The budget governs the allocation of scarce resources. A budget is a plan for acquiring resources (revenue) and how these resources will …
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Live Stream: 2020 is a year of breakthrough says Chamisa
By Joel Mandaza If proposed constitutionals amendments sail, Zimbabwe will have a Public Protector. This is an office meant to ensure government respects the constitution and acts within the law. In other countries, they are known as the ombudsman. This office, proposed in Section 243 of the Zimbabwean Constitution will be like an Ombudsman, creating …
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Army should be part of the dialogue says Chamisa
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By Marshall Bwanya MDC leader Nelson Chamisa says the country’s military must be included in the political dialogue as a way of addressing concerns and allaying their fears. The military which ousted former President Robert Mugabe through Operation Restore Legacy in November 2017 is believed to be holding the most important key to the country’s …
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