Govt.: Some pupils will have to learn from tents
Parly ignored oversight over a stupid thing, says Biti
By Joel Mandaza Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education Ms Thumisang Thabela has told Parliament that some pupils in the country will have to learn from tents when schools open in a few weeks time. The government has expressed intent to open schools and has also insisted on continuing with the …
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Govt launches ZW$17 million relief fund for Youths
Harare East legislator Tendai Biti has castigated Parliament for focusing on “stupid” things at the expense of its important role of providing oversight when it met on Tuesday. Parliament met on Tuesday where about four MDC Alliance legislators were recalled from as a result of the ongoing MDC power wrangles. However, speaking at a virtual …
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Lockdown: Cabinet mulls price freeze on basic commodities
By Philemon Jambaya The Government has launched a ZW$17 million relief fund for youth organisations and business ventures being run by young people in the country. Speaking in Harare Minister of Youths, Arts, Sport and Recreation Kirsty Coventry said the relief fund targets youth enterprises and registered youth associations only. READ: LOCKDOWN IS NOT PUNISHMENT …
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Zimbabwe turns 40, but with a collapsed health system
By Staff Writer The government has announced that it is considering a price freeze on selected basic commodities during the ongoing national lockdown after it noted that the reemergence of the three-tier pricing system resulted in price hikes. Local retailers are now demanding payment of goods and services in United States dollars, Zimbabwe dollar and …
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Chamisa is no picking my calls since Supreme Court judgement, says Mwonzora
By Marshall Bwanya As Zimbabwe turns 40 today, doctors and other medical practitioners have bemoaned the collapsed state of the health sector in the country which they attribute to a deliberate lack of investment by government in the past decades. The health sector in Zimbabwe is hugely dependent on development partners, donors and foreign governments …
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Its not Huawei Technologies alone, there are other Chinese firms exempted, says Govt
By James Martin MDC-T secretary-general Douglas Mwonzora says his efforts to get in touch with Nelson Chamisa to discuss the Supreme Court judgement have been fruitless as the MDC Alliance leader has not been picking his calls. Mwonzora said there are some MDC Alliance members who are trying to influence Chamisa not to accept the …
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Sorry Mr Biti, I will not remove SI 142, says Mthuli
Government has revealed that there are many other Chinese companies besides Huawei Technologies that are exempted from paying tax in Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe announced a few weeks ago through a Statutory Instrument 25 of 2020 that Huawei Technologies was exempted from paying tax backdated to 2009, however, the announcement was received with mixed feelings by members …
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Sanctions are real but… (Part 1)
By Nkanyiso Ncube Harare East legislator Tendai Biti yesterday called on Finance and Economic Development Minister Mthuli Ncube to repeal SI 142, of 2019 saying the attempt to de-dollarise has failed. Speaking in the National Assembly during question and answer segment Biti said conditions for de-dollarisation did not exist adding that government’s strategy to make …
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FSG boss in trouble for skipping Parly probe
By Prosper Chitambara The major highlight of the past week was the anti-sanctions march on Friday 25 October; a day designated as the anti-sanctions day by SADC and declared a public holiday by the government of Zimbabwe. While external sanctions are real and have had some negative implications on the economy, the worst form of …
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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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