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parliament Archives ⋆ Magamba Network
Computerise VID to curb corruption

By Pretty Chavango  Chegutu West legislator Dexter Nduna has called on the government to consider digitalizing the Vehicle Inspection Department (VID) to help curb corruption that is depriving the country of millions in potential revenue. So rampant is corruption at VID that one is not able to get the certificate of competence if they don’t pay a bribe no matter how good they are able …

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Computerise VID to curb corruption

By Pretty Chavango  Chegutu West legislator Dexter Nduna has called on the government to consider digitalizing the Vehicle Inspection Department (VID) to help curb corruption that is depriving the country of millions in potential revenue. So rampant is corruption at VID that one is not able to get the certificate of competence if they don’t pay a bribe no matter how good they are able …

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Chinamasa rejects “eat what you kill” concept

By Daniel Chigundu Finance and Economic Development Minister Patrick Chinamasa says he is against the concept of “eat what you kill” because the country is not killing enough for itself. The concept of eat what you kill was popularised by former Finance Minister Tendai Biti during the time of the inclusive government. According to Biti, the concept was about living within the country’s means as …

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G40 MPs expelled from Parliament

 By Daniel Chigundu Zanu PF has expelled about 10 legislators allegedly aligned to the G40 faction from Parliament with effect from 10 January 2018. The legislators who had already been fired from the party during the Special Congress held in December last year had continued coming to Parliament because Zanu PF had not notified the Speaker of their expulsion as required by Section 129 (1) …

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Cornered Chinamasa awards Parliament US$80m

By Daniel Chigundu Finance and Economic Development Minister Patrick Chinamasa finally agreed to increase budget allocation to Parliament of Zimbabwe from the initial US$57 million to about US$80 million. Parliamentarians had wanted about US$98 million which they say is required to help effectively discharge their oversight and legislative roles. In 2017 and the previous years, Parliamentary committees had to rely on development partners for them …

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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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Increase health funding or we sabortage budget: MPs

By Pretty Chavango Legislators have told Finance and Economic Development Minister Patrick Chinamasa to to at least double the budget allocation for health or risk having his proposed 2018 national budget rejected. The health sector was allocated about US$408 million from the the budget in 2018 against a proposal of at least US$1.3 billion. Zimbabwe’s health sector is facing various challenges that range from operation, …

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Hon. Cross proposes tax on electronic transfers

By Daniel Chigundu Bulawayo South legislator Eddie Cross has urged Finance and Economic Development Minister Patrick Chinamasa to consider putting a 5 percent tax on all electronic transfers. Owing to the obtaining cash crisis in the economy, most people have resorted to using electronic transfers to make payments for goods and services. This has seen electronics transfer statistics rising astronomically to about US$180 billion in …

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2018 national budget is tribalistic: Hon Sibanda

By Pretty Chavango Binga North legislator Prince Dubeko Sibanda says some Parliamentarians who have never said anything in Parliament are victims of language barrier as they do not speak such languages as Shona, Ndebele or English which are mostly used during debates. Speaking during the 2018 Finance Bill debate in the National Assembly, Honourable Sibanda said the issue can only be solved by awarding Parliament …

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Chinamasa must fund ECD education: Cross

By Pretty Chavango Bulawayo South legislator Eddie Cross says government has the responsibility to provide financial resources and supporting infrustructre for Early Child Development (ECD) adding that passing the burden to parents will be a mockery of the country’s commitment to providing free primary education. Finance Minister Patrick Chinamasa in his proposed 2018 national budget revealed that government has no money to employ more teachers …

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