Lockdown: Cabinet mulls price freeze on basic commodities

By Staff Writer The government has announced that it is considering a price freeze on selected basic commodities during the ongoing national lockdown after it noted that the reemergence of the three-tier pricing system resulted in price hikes. Local retailers are now demanding payment of goods and services in United States dollars, Zimbabwe dollar and …

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MP calls for transparency, as Govt begin distributing COVID-19 funds to the poor

By Nkanyiso Ncube Hwange East legislator Wesley Sansole has called on the Department of Social Welfare to ensure that there is transparency in the disbursement of the COVID-19 funds that are targeted at cushioning vulnerable members of the community during the lockdown. Government through the Ministry of Finance has availed about ZW$600 million which will …

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COVID-19: Cabinet reveals total donations received

Cabinet has revealed the total amount of donations that the government has received from various stakeholders for the fight against the deadly COVID-19 pandemic which has claimed many lives across the world. In its 11th meeting decision matrix Cabinet expressed its gratitude to the donors who include citizens, the corporate sector and cooperating partners for …

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This is the worst bunch of Ministers, Mliswa tells Parliament

Norton legislator Temba Mliswa has told Parliament that the current crop of Cabinet Ministers could be the worst that the country has ever had since 1980. According to Mliswa, the Ministers have no respect for Parliament as can be evidenced by their failure to attend Parliament on Wednesdays to answer questions from legislators. Parliament has …

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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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