TRAPPED: How Zimbabwe suffers from U.S. Prohibition on Economic Assistance

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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I didn’t know CDF disbursement has been delayed says Mthuli

By Staff Reporter Finance and Economic Development Minister Mthuli has told Parliament he was not aware that disbursement of Constituency Development Fund (CDF) has been delayed. CDF was introduced during the time of the Inclusive Government with a view to helping legislators to champion development in their constituencies. Chitungwiza North legislator Godfrey Sithole had wanted …

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[Download] Cabinet Briefing – 42nd  Cabinet Meeting Minutes 26th NOVEMBER, 2019

  ITEM CABINET DECISION 1.   Morton Jeffrey Water Treatment Plant In light of the water supply challenges affecting Harare and its satellite towns, it will be recalled that His Excellency the President recently visited Morton Jaffray Water Treatment to assess the situation obtaining thereat. The Minister of Local Government and Public Works reported that water …

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Life outside Parliament has been great: Majome

By Michelle Muchina Former Harare West Legislator Jessie Fungayi Majome has said she is enjoying life out of Parliament adding that she is now able to focus on other things including her law practice. Majome contested for the Harare West seat as an independent candidate in the 2018 general elections but could not get enough …

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Marriages Bill: the reality on child brides and small houses

By Tinatswe Mhaka The Marriages Bill seeks among other things to consolidate all marriage laws in the country by repealing the current Customary Marriages Act (Chapter 5:07) and the Marriage Act (Chapter 5:11). However, a lot of murmurs have suggested that the Bill is about relationships before marriage and the empowerment of extramarital affairs, and …

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Marriages Bill: the reality on child brides and small houses

By Tinatswe Mhaka The Marriages Bill seeks among other things to consolidate all marriage laws in the country by repealing the current Customary Marriages Act (Chapter 5:07) and the Marriage Act (Chapter 5:11). However, a lot of murmurs have suggested that the Bill is about relationships before marriage and the empowerment of extramarital affairs, and …

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ZESA Owed Over $1 bn, Gvt Arms,Local Authorities Fingered

The Zimbabwe Electricity Transmission and Distribution Company, (ZETDC), a subsidiary of ZESA Holdings is battling to recover over $1 billion in unpaid power utility bills it has emerged. The unpaid bills which are estimated at $1,2 billion are a result of defaulters mainly state-owned enterprises and local authorities. Addressing members of the media after the 21st …

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Fuel available but is bonded: Minister Gumbo

By Takunda Mandura Energy and Power Development Minister Joram Gumbo says fuel is readily available in the country but is in bonded storage and would require foreign currency to access it. Zimbabwe has been experiencing fuel challenges since the last quarter of 2018 a development which saw queues resurfacing at most service stations across the …

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2% tax is paying for subsidies: Guvamatanga

By Daniel Chigundu Permanent secretary in the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development George Guvamatanga says the 2 percent tax is necessary as it will fund subsidies that Zimbabweans enjoy. The government introduced a 2 percent tax earlier this month which is levied on all electronic transactions across all platforms. Under the tax, the government …

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