TRAPPED: How Zimbabwe suffers from U.S. Prohibition on Economic Assistance

OP-Ed by Pearl Matibe The clock in Zimbabwe—unlike the rest of the world—turns backwards. If the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade address topics associated with foreign policies, agreements with other countries, and the lack of foreign assistance, it should also demonstrate that it monitors the work done by the Ministry of …

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Here is how Parliament gathers its evidence

Parliamentary Evidence Gathering Parliament gathers the information necessary for the execution of its constitutional mandate through its various Committees. Parliamentary Committees use various methods to gather information including public hearings, commissioned research, oral evidence and fact-finding visits. The method used depends on the nature of the issues being investigated. However, once the information is collected, …

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Biti Tables Committee Report on RBZ Compliance Issues

FIRST REPORT OF THE PUBLIC ACCOUNTS COMMITTEE ON COMPLIANCE ISSUES FOR THE RESERVE BANK OF ZIMBABWE HON. BITI:  I move the motion standing in my name and on behalf of the Public Accounts Committee, that this House adopts the First Report of the Public Accounts Committee on Compliance Issues for the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe.  HON. …

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FSG boss in trouble for skipping Parly probe

By James Martin The Public Accounts Portfolio Committee (PAC) says it will be directing the Clerk of Parliament Kennedy Chokuda to issue a warrant of arrest for Fertilizers Seed Grain (FSG) managing director Steve Morland for absconding Parliament. Morland had been invited together with officials from the Ministry of Finance to come and give oral …

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Govt abandons its own ZFC in favour of FSG

By Staff Reporter Zimbabwe Fertiliser Company (ZFC) says they were denied the opportunity to participate in the Presidential Input Scheme despite being owned 50% by the government of Zimbabwe. Due to challenges in the economy, the government has become the largest buyer of fertiliser in the country through its various agricultural schemes such as Command …

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2020 budget must give free medical care to domestic violence survivors

By Hazvinei Mwanaka Stakeholders in Masvingo have called on the government to ensure that they have set up a fund in the 2020 national budget which will enable the provision of free medical services to survivors of domestic violence. Victims of domestic violence who are mostly women are reportedly struggling to access medical services due …

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