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Cornered Chinamasa awards Parliament US$80m

By Daniel Chigundu Finance and Economic Development Minister Patrick Chinamasa finally agreed to increase budget allocation to Parliament of Zimbabwe from the initial US$57 million to about US$80 million. Parliamentarians had wanted about US$98 million which they say is required to help effectively discharge their oversight and legislative roles. In 2017 and the previous years, Parliamentary committees had to rely on development partners for them …

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Govt wants Harare to be a model city

By Daniel Chigundu The government has urged Harare City Council to ensure restoration of service provision and a return to law and order so that it becomes a model city in the country. Harare City Council has been struggling with service provision since dollarisation in February 2009 and the subsequent writing off about US$335 million outstanding water bills by the government towards 2013 elections. Water …

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Why Govt will favour tight internet control

By Watmore Makokoba Although a new political order has dawned which has apparently ignited hope for reforms in both Zanu PF and government, the regime however seems to be keen to maintain a firm grip on suppressive internet governance measures to thwart the descending voice, recent research findings have reported. The research paper (The State of Internet Governance in Zimbabwe) launched this week by Zimbabwe …

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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 attened 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 …

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Here Are 2 Ways You Can Participate In Shaping The Electoral Amendment Bill & The Insolvency Bill

  Parliament has made another change to the programme of Public Hearings on the Electoral Amendment Bill and the Insolvency Bill.  The Portfolio Committee on Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs will now be split into two teams to enable it to hold hearings in eleven centres, five more than previously scheduled.  Here is how you can participate> Attend A Public Consultation  Programme for Public Consultations …

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Why Mugabe cant save himself from impeachment

By Daniel Chigundu While under-fire President Robert Mugabe might still remain leader of the country owing to various constitutional provisions, he is however unable to save himself from impeachment. According to analysts, Mugabe is seriously running out of options as Parliament is likely to impeach him on Tuesday if Zanu PF and the army generals fail to remove him through current negotiations. Mugabe is said …

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Electoral Bill: Ziyambi promises peaceful public hearings

By Daniel Chigundu Portfolio Committee on Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs chairperson Ziyambi Ziyambi says people who will attend the Insolvency Bill and Electoral Amendment Bill public hearings are assured of a non-violent meeting. Contentious Bills such as Local Government Amendment Bill, Peace and Reconciliation Bill and the Electoral Law Reforms Bill have previously drawn vicious violence. And former committee chairperson Honourable Jessie Majome was …

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Chikurubi Prison: why we must feel for female prisoners

By Daniel Chigundu Chikurubi Female Maximum Prison is one of the worst places that you would not even wish your enemies to be detained at for whatever reasons. The prison is well known for not having running water, coupled with defunct squat toilets and dilapidated showers. Access to water and toilets is critical especially for women’s health whether free or incarcerated owing to their biological …

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Why Zimbabwean MPs don’t thinking straight

By Daniel Chigundu Nkayi South legislator Abednico Bhebhe says Parliament of Zimbabwe has been failing to make quality laws because legislators are not thinking straight due to poverty. Despite being poorly remunerated legislators in Zimbabwe have gone for many months without receiving their sitting allowances and fuel allocation. Speaking in the National Assembly during a debate on the adoption of a Code of Conduct and …

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Electoral Act Amendment: The Implications

By Tariro Senderayi President Robert Mugabe unilaterally amended the Electoral Act using the Presidential Temporary Measures Act recently; however, this move has raised an uproar considering that elections are around the corner. Section 24 of the Electoral Act has been amended to facilitate the shortening of time taken to register those who are able to complete their own claim forms by ZEC. Section 25 now …

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