Govt abandons its own ZFC in favour of FSG

By Staff Reporter Zimbabwe Fertiliser Company (ZFC) says they were denied the opportunity to participate in the Presidential Input Scheme despite being owned 50% by the government of Zimbabwe. Due to challenges in the economy, the government has become the largest buyer of fertiliser in the country through its various agricultural schemes such as Command …

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Parliament has no power to enforce discipline

By Daniel Chigundu Binga North legislator Prince Dubeko Sibanda says Parliament of Zimbabwe has no power to enforce discipline on corrupt Ministers and government officials whom it would have exposed through its oversight function. Honourable Sibanda’s revelation comes on the back of numerous complaints from members of the public who have been accusing Parliament of …

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There is no missing US$3billion: Shiri

By Wisdom Mumera The government says the US$3billion that is alleged by the Public Accounts Committee to have been swindled under the Command Agriculture Program is just a mere administrative error. Speaking in the National Assembly on Wednesday during the Question and Answer session, Agriculture, Lands and Rural Resettlement Minister Perence Shiri said his Ministry …

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What to expect in Parliament this week

By Daniel Chigundu The drama continues this week in the Parliament of Zimbabwe in both House sittings and Portfolio Committees as has become the norm these days. Parliament is sitting from 19th to the 22nd of November with an interesting lineup of committees that will be capped with the 2019 national budget presentation by Finance …

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Govt lacks capacity to curb labour abuses

By Tafadzwa Muranganwa A lack of adequate labour inspectors has been pinpointed as one of the reasons why there is the prevalence of gross labour abuses in Zimbabwe. According to a report released by the Human Rights Watch titled ‘Child Labour and Human Rights Abuses on Tobacco Farms in Zimbabwe’, the country has about 120 labour inspectors and that most workers on farms have never …

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