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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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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Govt not committed to fighting malnutrition

By Tafadzwa Muranganwa Zimbabwe Civil Society Organisations Scaling Up Nutrition (ZCOSUNA) says the country’s national budget allocations is evidence enough that government is not committed to fighting malnutrition. Malnutrition is generally the lack of proper nutrition caused by not having adequate food, not eating right foods or unable to use the food that one eats. According to health experts, malnutrition can lead to stunted growth, …

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Wetlands depletion: Parliament castigates EMA

By Daniel Chigundu Zaka Central legislator Paradzai Chakona has accused the Environmental Management Agency (EMA) of concentrating on collecting fines while neglecting their role of protecting the environment. EMA was created through the EMA Act of 2002 to provide for the sustainable management of natural resources and protection of the environment; the prevention of pollution and environmental degradation. However, despite the existence of EMA, environmental …

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Wetlands depletion: Parliament castigates EMA

By Daniel Chigundu Zaka Central legislator Paradzai Chakona has accused the Environmental Management Agency (EMA) of concentrating on collecting fines while neglecting their role of protecting the environment. EMA was created through the EMA Act of 2002 to provide for the sustainable management of natural resources and protection of the environment; the prevention of pollution and environmental degradation. However, despite the existence of EMA, environmental …

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