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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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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Govt suspends SI 122 …as economic pressure mounts

By Daniel Chigundu Cabinet has resolved to temporary suspend Statutory Instrument 122(SI122) of 2017 to allow retailers and individuals to import basic commodities to avert current shortages being experienced in the market. Suppliers have been failing to meet the demand for such goods as cooking oil, sugar, salt, cordials, laundry soap and juices among many …

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Mnangagwa lies about US$3billion FDI

By Daniel Chigundu MDC Alliance says President Emmerson Mnangagwa is lying to the people that the country has received about US$3billion in foreign direct investment (FDI) adding that such an investment would have been visible. Zimbabwe is currently leaving no stone unturned in its quest to attract the much needed but elusive FDIs to help drive the economy from its current gridlock. President Mnangagwa even …

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Mpofu must answer for missing US$15billion

By Daniel Chigundu Mabvuku-Tafara legislator James Maridadi says Home Affairs Minister Obert Mpofu must first go through due process on the missing US$15 billion diamond revenue before he can be allowed to hold a cabinet post. Former President Robert Mugabe revealed that Zimbabwe had lost about US$15 billion due to illicit deals in the diamond mining sector. The alleged illicit deals occurred during the time …

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Govt confident of new procurement laws

By Wisdom Mumera Government says it is confident that the Public Procurement and Disposal of Public Assets Act (PPDPAA) which replaced the State Procurement Act will go a way long in plugging resource leakages and eliminating corruption in public entities The repealed SPA had a lot of loopholes that allowed officials in government institutions engage in corrupt activities that saw the state being prejudiced of …

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Govt confident of new procurement laws

By Wisdom Mumera Government says it is confident that the Public Procurement and Disposal of Public Assets Act (PPDPAA) which replaced the State Procurement Act will go a way long in plugging resource leakages and eliminating corruption in public entities The repealed SPA had a lot of loopholes that allowed officials in government institutions engage in corrupt activities that saw the state being prejudiced of …

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Mnangagwa’s legal missteps: AG needs to step up advisory role

By Daniel Chigundu Prominent constitutional lawyer Alex Magaisa says the Attorney General’s (AG) Office needs to step up its advisory role to President Emmerson Mnangagwa to avoid continuous legal missteps. Since taking the oath of office on 24th of November 2017, President Mnangagwa has made several legal missteps which have left many wondering if he is getting enough advice or has competent advisors. Among the …

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Mnangagwa’s legal missteps: AG needs to step up advisory role

By Daniel Chigundu Prominent constitutional lawyer Alex Magaisa says the Attorney General’s (AG) Office needs to step up its advisory role to President Emmerson Mnangagwa to avoid continuous legal missteps. Since taking the oath of office on 24th of November 2017, President Mnangagwa has made several legal missteps which have left many wondering if he is getting enough advice or has competent advisors. Among the …

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Recycled cabinet short-changes female politicians

By Buhle Tshavango Only 3 female ministers have made it to the latest 22 member cabinet under President Mnangagwa , a move that has trashed work done in the past years to improve women’s participation in governance issues. The new cabinet which is also devoid of any young blood has been described as a ‘swop and top’ ploy that has seen some ministers being dropped …

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