Govt allows Zesa to charge exporters in forex

By Joel Mandaza ZESA`s proposal to charge exporters in foreign currency has finally been granted as Government has adopted the idea into law through a statutory instrument. The power utility which has been facing liquidity challenges has been pushing to access hard currency through tariffs as the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe forex distribution system is …

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Mthuli agrees to set aside equipment budget for defence in forex

By Staff Reporter Finance Minister Mthuli Ncube has agreed with Parliament to set part of the defence budget in foreign currency adding that the call is genuine. Legislators argued that since Air Force of Zimbabwe requires various materials and equipment which are not manufactured in the country there was a need to set part of …

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Guvamatanga was in SA looking for material for police uniforms

By Staff Reporter Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development George Guvamatanga was recently in South Africa looking for material to make police uniforms. This was revealed by Minister Mthuli Ncube in the National Assembly during the 2020 National Budget where some legislators have been calling for improved conditions of service for …

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Legislator urges Mthuli to maintain 2% tax

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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Show us the money, then we licence you says BAZ

By Joel Mandaza The Broadcasting Authority of Zimbabwe (BAZ) says it will only issue community radio licenses to those who show the financial capacity to run the stations. This comes on the back of increased calls for the government to license community-based radio stations since the appointment of the new BAZ board this year. Speaking …

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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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[Download] Cabinet Briefing – 41st Meeting Decisions 21 November 2019

FORTY-FIRST MEETING DECISIONS MATRIX: 21st NOVEMBER, 2019 ITEM CABINET DECISION 1.  Priority Projects Under the Fourth 100-Day Cycle The Minister of State for Presidential Affairs and Monitoring Implementation of Government Programmes presented to Cabinet the Priority Projects under the Fourth 100-Day Cycle, which commenced on 16 September, 2019 and will end on 24 December, 2019.  …

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We will continue to disrupt MDC led committees until they recognise ED says Togarepi

By Owen Correspondent Zanu PF Chief Whip in the National Assembly Pupurai Togarepi says his party will continue to disrupt all Parliamentary Committees which are chaired by MDC legislators until they start recognizing President Emmerson Mnangagwa. Speaking to OpenParlyZW, Togarepi said MDC legislators should not think that they have a monopoly to snub and sabotage …

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Malema stay out, you are misinformed says Mliswa

By Staff Reporter Controversial Norton legislator Temba Mliswa has called on Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema to stay out of Zimbabwe’s politics adding that the country has adequate capacity to handle its own issues. Malema is said to have offered to mediate a deal with the Zanu PF government that will result on …

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Mliswa urges Parliament to punish MDC for boycotting budget

By Staff Reporter Norton legislator Temba Mliswa has called on Parliament to take drastic action against MDC legislators who did not attend the 2020 Budget Presentation in the National Assembly today. Although MDC legislators have in the past been boycotting President Emmerson Mnangagwa over what they call legitimacy issues, the party spokesperson Daniel Molokele said …

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