Parly to conduct public hearings on 2020 budget

The Portfolio Committee on Budget, Finance and Economic Development will conduct public hearings around the country on the 2020 National Budget from Monday 23rd September to Friday 27th September 2019. Attendance at the Public Hearings Members of the public, interested groups and organisations are invited to attend these hearings, meetings and express their views to the …

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I have now matured: Honourable Prince Sibanda

By Daniel Chigundu Binga North legislator Prince Dubeko Sibanda says he has now matured and will not exhibit bad behaviour in the National Assembly. Legislators have come under fire most of the time for behaving badly through hackling, singing and making noise while in the National Assembly at a time when they are supposed to …

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What young Zimbabweans think of their MPs

By Tanyaradzwa Timbatimba Youths who are touted as the leaders of tomorrow and constituted a significant number on the voters roll in the 2018 general elections have expressed disappointment in the way legislators have performed. The youths say they had hoped that the legislators would focus on social issues affecting communities such as access to …

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Why young people snub Parly public hearings

By James Martin Young people say they don’t attend Parliamentary public hearings because their voices are not heard as their contributions are not considered most of the times. Parliament through its legislative role usually go around the country seeking people’s views to various Bills that would have been tabled in Parliament, but young people have …

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The state of medicine in Zimbabwe’s hospitals

Second Report of the Portfolio Committee on Health and Child Care on the state of medicines and drugs supply in the public health institutions of Zimbabwe Honourable Mathias Tongofa:  I move the motion standing in my name that this House takes note of the Second Report of the Portfolio Committee on Health and Child Care …

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Live Stream: Wednesday Question and Answer Session 04/09/19

QUESTIONS WITH NOTICE 1.       Hon Maboyi: To ask the Minister of Transport and Infrastructural Development to state when the Beit Bridge- Masera- Manama Hospital road which is currently in a bad state would be tarred and bridges along that road would be rehabilitated. [Deferred from 29th May 2019 *2.       HON. CHIBAYA: To ask the Minister of Transport …

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Live Stream: Wednesday Question and Answer Session 04/09/19

QUESTIONS WITH NOTICE 1.       Hon Maboyi: To ask the Minister of Transport and Infrastructural Development to state when the Beit Bridge- Masera- Manama Hospital road which is currently in a bad state would be tarred and bridges along that road would be rehabilitated. [Deferred from 29th May 2019 *2.       HON. CHIBAYA: To ask the Minister of Transport …

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Command Agriculture saga: Biti digs deeper.

By James Martin Treasury in 2018 paid USD$400 million to a funeral parlour called FSG to supply fertilisers and seed for the Command Agriculture program, the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Public Accounts has heard. This revelation comes barely two weeks after the Ministry of Agriculture professed ignorance to the US$3.2 billion which it is alleged …

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How MOPA Bill was debated in Parliment

SECOND READING MAINTENANCE OF PEACE AND ORDER BILL [H. B. 3, 2019] Second Order read:  Adjourned debate on motion on the Second Reading of the Maintenance of Peace and Order Bill [H. B. 3, 2019]. Question again proposed.  HON. MASENDA: Thank you Mr. Speaker Sir for giving me the opportunity to contribute towards the Maintenance of Peace …

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Zanu PF’s Parliamentary crudity is winning battles but losing the war

OPINION By Wisdom Mumera In July Tendai Biti (Harare East-MDC Alliance) delivered a vintage debate speech in Parliament, hitting out at the Finance Ministry over multiple infractions noted in the Auditor General’s Report, revealing how the spider-web of poor governance was spreading from there to everywhere else in the country’s sordid mess of state and …

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