FULL TEXT: Hon. Mliswa debate on Parly Budget

Courtesy of Parliament Hansard Honourable Temba Mliswa (Norton):  Thank you, Chairman.  I do not blame the Hon. Minister Ndlovu for wanting to debate the budget because she is in the Executive.  She is not a Member of Parliament.  She has two cars; she has bodyguards and many allowances I really understand. We now go back …

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We have done well: Mangudya

By Daniel Chigundu Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe governor John Mangudya says he is pleased with the work they have been doing in trying to revive the economy despite what other people think. Zimbabwe is currently facing a cocktail of challenges fronted by currency shortages, fuel shortages basic commodity shortages and uncontrollable price hikes among many …

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Committee chaos, Mliswa says he might resign

By Daniel Chigundu Norton legislator Temba Mliswa says he might resign as the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee Chairperson on Mines following disagreements with some Zanu PF legislators on issues of the procedure with regards to the Hwange Colliery probe. Mliswa had wanted British business tycoon Nicholas Van Hoogstraten to give evidence on the Hwange Colliery issues …

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Extend Proportional Representation

By Daniel Chigundu Zanu PF legislator for Chegutu West Dexter Nduna has called on his party to consider using its 2/3 majority in Parliament to change the constitution to extend the Proportional Representation term limit to infinity. Proportional Representation which was brought about as a way of capacitating women to be able to stand on …

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What to expect in Parliament this week

By Daniel Chigundu The drama continues this week in the Parliament of Zimbabwe in both House sittings and Portfolio Committees as has become the norm these days. Parliament is sitting from 19th to the 22nd of November with an interesting lineup of committees that will be capped with the 2019 national budget presentation by Finance …

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Committee pleads for US$100m digitalisation funds

By Daniel Chigundu The Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Information, Media and Broadcasting Services has appealed to both treasury and Parliament for the allocation of US$100 million to TransMedia for the completion of the digitalisation program. Digitalisation which has missed both the regional and international deadlines has so far gobbled about US$40 million and requires an …

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