Austerity is meant for Govt only: Mthuli

By Daniel Chigundu  Finance Minister Mthuli Ncube says “Austerity for Prosperity” is targeted at government alone and does not extend to the private sector and individuals. Austerity for Prosperity is the theme for the 2019 National Budget presented by Minister Ncube and which has generally been criticised by some economists and politicians who believe it …

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Ministries blew money without authority

By Daniel Chigundu Ministries were spending their budget allocations from as far as 2014 without authority to spend from Ministry of Finance leading to over expenditure, Parliament has heard. When Parliament approves a budget, the Accountant General in the Ministry of Finance is supposed to issue them with warrants to spend the money. The warrant …

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Parliament returns next week

By Daniel Chigundu The First Session of the 9th Parliament of Zimbabwe resumes next week after a dramatic month-long break full of baton sticks, bullets and tear gas among many other things. Parliament adjourned its sitting on the 20th (Thursday) of December 2018 on a motion by Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ziyambi Ziyambi …

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