How we end up with laws we don’t want
Legislator urges Mthuli to maintain 2% tax
By Joel Mandaza Many a time, people complain about pieces of legislation they feel does not speak to their realities. It appears there is a top-down approach in the way laws are formulated. They look like they are mused upon in well-conditioned offices and are foisted upon the powerless public. There is a bit of …
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Parly should pick Coroner General
By Staff Reporter Shamva South legislator Bramwell Bushu (Zanu PF) has called on Finance and Economic Development Minister Mthuli Ncube to maintain the unpopular 2% tax arguing that the government needs the money to finance its activities. Speaking in the National Assembly during the Finance Bill Budget Debate, Honourable Bushu said the government has been …
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The problematic clause in the Corporate Governance Act
By Joel Mandaza Zimbabweans say the proposal to have President Emmerson Mnangagwa picking the Coroner General is not ideal adding that the role should be given to Parliament instead. The Coroner General’s Office will be a public office that will be responsible for unearthing causes of suspicious deaths. Presenting a report to the National Assembly …
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Consumer Protection Bill passes through Parliament, awaits Presidential assent
By Joel Mandaza In June 2018, President Emmerson Mnangagwa signed the Public Entities Corporate Governance Act into law. This is a law aimed at improving corporate governance at public entities which in all honesty need a thorough exorcism. The aim and target are barely the same things, especially when it comes to policy in Zimbabwe …
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Cyber Bill should give creatives more room
By Joel Mandaza The Consumer Protection Bill which sailed through Parliament is now awaiting the Presidential assent to become law. In a notice in the Government Gazette of December 6, 2019, Speaker of National Assembly Advocate Jacob Mudenda announced that “In terms of section 131(5) (b) of the Constitution of Zimbabwe, it is hereby notified …
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No consistencies, no guarantees, 2020 budget is a moving target
By Michelle Muchina Creatives in the country say the Cyber Bill which is yet to be gazetted but whose principles were approved by Cabinet at its 35th meeting should go a long way in creating more room for expression. Although the Bill which has been talked about since the time of the late President Robert …
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2020 Budget: We carry a burden of the past
By Staff Reporter Seasoned economist Gift Mugano has trashed Mthuli Ncube’s budget which was presented last week arguing that it lacks consistency adding that there is no guarantee that it will be the same by the end of December 2020. Minister Ncube had promised a ZW$29 billion budget for 2020 but a few weeks later …
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Lapsed Bills to be restored on Order Paper
By Persistence Gwanyanya Correspondent It is now very clear for everyone to see that only long-term solutions can deliver Zimbabwe from its economic ills, which are largely structural in nature. While there appears to be an understanding of the urgency of economic reforms by the treasury, it seems we underestimated the depth of our challenges, …
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When trifle, allowances and dessert are more important than Bills
By Staff Reporter Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Ziyambi Ziyambi is expected to seek the approval of the National Assembly to restore on the Order Paper Bills that lapsed at the end of the First Session of the 9th Parliament. According to Veritas Zimbabwe, the move to restore the lapsed Bills is in …
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By Anonymous It recently revealed that the Zimbabwean Parliament let the First Session of the 9th Parliament run out with six Bills still hanging. There was a bit of noise (on Twitter obviously, where else?) which fizzled out after a few hours, as has become the norm in Zimbabwe. Maybe people are tired or do …
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