NPRC bill is not just about Gukurahundi –VP Mphoko

By Buhle Tshavango Vice President and Minister of National Healing, Peace and Reconciliation Hon Mphoko says the  National Peace and Reconciliation Commission (NPRC) bill was aimed at addressing wider national issues beyond Gukurahundi. While reading the bill in Parliament for the second time VP Mphoko silenced claims by most critics of this bill who felt its success was hindered by Gukurahundi memories saying the aim …

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Saruwaka petitions Minister Gumbo over Mutasa Central roads

By Staff Reporter MUTASA Central legislator Trevor Saruwaka has petitioned Transport and Infrastructural Development Minister Joram Gumbo over the poor state of roads in his constituency. In the petition, Saruwaka says roads in his constituency have been neglected for a long time and deteriorated to an extent of becoming impassable. “The worst affected roads are Jombe (Bvuma-Mbito-Shamu-Watsomba), Sherukuru (Watsomba-Gandanzara) and Bonda (Nhodo Section). The terrible …

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Saruwaka petitions Minister Gumbo over Mutasa Central roads

By Staff Reporter MUTASA Central legislator Trevor Saruwaka has petitioned Transport and Infrastructural Development Minister Joram Gumbo over the poor state of roads in his constituency. In the petition, Saruwaka says roads in his constituency have been neglected for a long time and deteriorated to an extent of becoming impassable. “The worst affected roads are Jombe (Bvuma-Mbito-Shamu-Watsomba), Sherukuru (Watsomba-Gandanzara) and Bonda (Nhodo Section). The terrible …

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Legalise safe abortions – Honourable Labode

Own correspondent. Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Health and Child Care chairperson Dr Ruth Labode has called for the legalising of safe abortion in-light of the high numbers of maternal deaths in the country where 16% are caused by unsafe abortions. Addressing delegates at an HIV/AIDS advocacy workshop in Gweru held recently, Dr Labode said it was a fact that adolescent girls where indulging in unprotected …

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Legalise safe abortions – Honourable Labode

Own correspondent. Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Health and Child Care chairperson Dr Ruth Labode has called for the legalising of safe abortion in-light of the high numbers of maternal deaths in the country where 16% are caused by unsafe abortions. Addressing delegates at an HIV/AIDS advocacy workshop in Gweru held recently, Dr Labode said it was a fact that adolescent girls where indulging in unprotected …

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UN committed to help Zim achieve its SDGs

By Nkanyiso Ncube UNITED Nations (UN) says it is committed to help Parliament of Zimbabwe achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by engaging legislators on various initiatives. The SDGs, are a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity. These 17 Goals build on the successes of the Millennium Development Goals, while including new …

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First constitutional amendment on the cards, as second reading of bill takes place.

By Buhle Tshavango Despite reservations by some members of Parliament regarding the amendment of the new constitution, arguing that it was too early, Vice President Mnangagwa has said four years is enough time and the first constitutional amendment will carry on. Vice President and Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary affairs Hon Mnangagwa yesterday made the second reading of the Constitution of Zimbabwe Amendment Bill …

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Gender Links wants 50/50 in city councils

By Daniel Chigundu GENDER equality advocacy group Gender Links says women deserve 50 percent representation in local authorities as it is closest to their needs. Women representation in the country’s 92 local authorities fell from 19 percent to 16 in 2013 elections. This is despite the fact that Zimbabwe is a signatory to the SADC Protocol on Gender, the African Agenda 2063 and the UN …

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Gender Links wants 50/50 in city councils

By Daniel Chigundu GENDER equality advocacy group Gender Links says women deserve 50 percent representation in local authorities as it is closest to their needs. Women representation in the country’s 92 local authorities fell from 19 percent to 16 in 2013 elections. This is despite the fact that Zimbabwe is a signatory to the SADC Protocol on Gender, the African Agenda 2063 and the UN …

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Youths unite in fighting for a better Zimbabwe

Watmore Makokoba Youths organisations under the banner of Crisis in Zimbabwe Coalition (CiZC) have taken bold steps to liberate themselves from the current deepening socio-economic and political dispensation amid wide concerns over negligence and alienation from the current political leadership. Closing the curtain down of a youth’s convention in Harare organised today by CiZC, representatives from various organisations across the country agreed to work together in …

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