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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TransMedia cancels US$289K budget request

By Daniel Chigundu TransMedia will no longer be requesting for budgetary support from the 2019 national budget but will instead implement measures to collect what is owed by various broadcasters including ZBC. The broadcasting transmission company which had initially asked for a $289 000 budgetary support has the potential to raise enough resources from its …

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We need money to banish ghost workers

By Daniel Chigundu Public Service Commission (PSC) says it requires funding to help in dealing with the issue of ghost workers reportedly on the government payroll. According to former Finance Ministers Tendai Biti and Patrick Chinamasa as well as the public service audits conducted by PSC, there are thousands of people who are fraudulently receiving …

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Mutseyami appointed MDC Alliance Chief Whip

By Daniel Chigundu MDC-Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa has appointed Dangamvura-Chikanga legislator Prosper Mutseyami as the party’s Chief Whip in the National Assembly. The appointment of Mutseyami comes as a shock as the party had over the years relied on the service and dexterity of Mutare Central legislator Innocent Gonese for the position. Those in the …

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Mutseyami appointed MDC Alliance Chief Whip

By Daniel Chigundu MDC-Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa has appointed Dangamvura-Chikanga legislator Prosper Mutseyami as the party’s Chief Whip in the National Assembly. The appointment of Mutseyami comes as a shock as the party had over the years relied on the service and dexterity of Mutare Central legislator Innocent Gonese for the position. Those in the …

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Parliament seeks to charge Obert Mpofu

By Daniel Chigundu Portfolio Committee on Mines and Energy is expected to table a report in the National Assembly next week seeking authority to charge Minister of Home Affairs Obert Mpofu with contempt of Parliament for failing to appear before the committee. Minister Mpofu who was in charge of the mining portfolio when the country reportedly lost about US$15 billion worth of diamond revenue refused …

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Parliament seeks to charge Obert Mpofu

By Daniel Chigundu Portfolio Committee on Mines and Energy is expected to table a report in the National Assembly next week seeking authority to charge Minister of Home Affairs Obert Mpofu with contempt of Parliament for failing to appear before the committee. Minister Mpofu who was in charge of the mining portfolio when the country reportedly lost about US$15 billion worth of diamond revenue refused …

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Missing US$15 billion: Parly summons Mohadi

By Daniel Chigundu Mines and Energy Parliamentary Portfolio Committee has summoned Vice President Kembo Mohadi to appear before it on the 9th of April to give evidence on the alleged missing US$15 billion diamond revenue. According to former President Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe lost about US$15 billion in diamond revenue through illicit deals and smuggling at Chiadzwa in Marange. Vice President Mohadi was Minister of Home …

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Mnangagwa assign functions to VPs

By Daniel Chigundu President Emmerson Mnangagwa has given functions and responsibilities to the two Vice Presidents Retired General Constantino Chiwenga and Kembo Mohadi who took the oath of office yesterday. In a statement to the media, Acting Chief Secretary to the President and Cabinet Justine Mupamhanga said the assignments are with immediate effect. “…His Excellency the President, Cde E.D Mnangagwa, has duly assigned Honourable Vice …

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