Govt to review cost of number plates

Govt to review cost of number plates

By Daniel Chigundu GOVERNMENT says it is in the process of reviewing the price of vehicle number plates down and has already come up with a draft proposal to that. Vehicle number plates in Zimbabwe costs about US$160, a figure which people is unnecessarily expensive and is also unjustifiable. However answering a question in the National Assembly, Transport and Infrastructure Development Deputy Minister Mike Madanha said his ministry is actually ceased with the issue as the prices were last reviewed eight years ago. “My Ministry in consultation with the Ministry…

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Change your cash mentality: Chinamasa

Change your cash mentality: Chinamasa

By Daniel Chigundu FINANCE Minister Patrick Chinamasa has called on Zimbabweans to consider changing their love for cash and embrace the use of plastic money. Zimbabwe is facing serious cash shortages that have seen people spending hours and in some cases days in bank queues trying to withdraw their money. So dire is the situation that banks are mostly dispatching Bond Coins as Bond Notes have now become scarce due to non-banking tendencies which are being employed by some people in the country. Speaking in Parliament recently, Minister Chinamasa said…

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There is no fiscal indiscipline: Chinamasa

There is no fiscal indiscipline: Chinamasa

By Daniel Chigundu FINANCE and Economic Development Minister Patrick Chinamasa has dismissed claims that there is fiscal indiscipline in government, adding that some constitutional obligations are to blame for the huge expenditure. In the last four years government has had problems with ballooning expenditures at a time when revenue collections are not performing to expectations. Some economists and opposition politicians have been quick to blame fiscal indiscipline and unnecessary spending as the reason for the went-away expenditure. Speaking recently, Chinamasa said some of the expenditure is through constitutional obligations and…

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Breaking!!! Nkosana Moyo to run for President in 2018 ….launches supporting movement

Breaking!!! Nkosana Moyo to run for President in 2018 ….launches supporting movement

By Daniel Chigundu FORMER Industry and International Trade Minister Nkosana Moyo has announced that he will be contesting for the country’s Presidency in the impending 2018 general elections. Addressing a press conference, Moyo said the economic situation has been long, tiresome and destructive and it is now time to say enough is enough. “On account of these things, I have come to the conclusion that, I must heed the call to run for the office of President of Zimbabwe. “This call is coming from diverse Zimbabweans. You may be surprised…

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Zim makes progress against trafficking …but legislation is lagging behind: US

Zim makes progress against trafficking …but legislation is lagging behind: US

By Daniel Chigundu THE United States (US) has applauded Zimbabwe for making significant efforts in trying to meet the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking, but says supporting legislation needs to be consistent with international laws. Addressing the media at the official release of the 2017 Trafficking in Persons (TIP) report, political affairs official in the US Embassy Krista Fisher said Zimbabwe has made great achievement in its handling of trafficking issues, especially with the way they handled the Kuwait trafficking case. “The government made key achievements during the…

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I am very allergic to corruption … I do not like it, I am not a corrupt man: Mphoko. –

I am very allergic to corruption … I do not like it,  I am not a corrupt man: Mphoko. –

Extracted from Parliamentary Hansard 27/06/2017 HON. MARIDADI:  Thank you Madam Speaker.  Let me start by saying here the vision and mission of the Auditor-General, the Auditor-General’s Office is a creation of this Parliament.  It says, “to examine, audit and report to Parliament on the management of public resources of Zimbabwe through committed and motivated staff with the aim of improving accountability and corporate governance.” The reason I am reading this mission statement is that I am holding three books here.  One is of Appropriation, one is of State Enterprises and…

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MDC-T wants 27 June declared holiday

MDC-T wants 27 June declared holiday

Extracted from Parliamentary Hansard 27/06/2017 MOTION BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE HON. MATUKE: I move that Order of the Day, Number Three be stood over until the rest of the Orders of the Day have been disposed of. HON. SITHOLE: On a point of order.  My point of order is on a different issue which is of national importance and I was requesting that maybe this august House takes note and acknowledges what has happened in the past.  Since today is 27th June, maybe as Parliament we can propose that this…

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Perm Sec. Munodawafa admits breaking Fund laws, hoping Chinamasa would amend constitution

Perm Sec. Munodawafa admits breaking Fund laws, hoping Chinamasa would amend constitution

Extracted from Parliamentary Hansard 27/06/2017 MOTION  THIRD REPORT OF THE PUBLIC ACCOUNTS COMMITTEE ON THE 2014 AND 2015 APPROPRIATION AND FUNDS ACCOUNTS FOR THE MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT AND INFRASTRUCTURAL DEVELOPMENT   HON. MPARIWA:  I move the motion standing in my name that this House adopts the Third report of the Public Accounts Committee on the 2014 and 2015 Appropriation and Funds Account for the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructural Development. HON. CROSS:  I second. HON. MPARIWA: Thank you Madam Speaker.   1.0           INTRODUCTION The Public Accounts Committee examined the Ministry…

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ZITF to build a Conventions Centre

ZITF to build a Conventions Centre

By Daniel Chigundu ZIMBABWE International Trade Fair (ZITF) Company says it is in the process of developing a convention centre to take advantage of the many opportunities that are in the meetings industry. The country is said to have a lot of untapped opportunities in the meetings industry and has failed to take advantage of them owing to lack of ideal infrastructure. Addressing delegates at the Ease of Doing Business Workshop, ZITF general manager Nomathemba Ndlovu said feasibility studies have already been done and they are now looking for funding…

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We are learning from Bureau Veritas: Mabuwa

We are learning from Bureau Veritas: Mabuwa

By Daniel Chigundu INDUSTRY and Commerce Deputy Minister Chiratidzo Mabuwa says she is satisfied with the pre-inspection experience her ministry is getting from Bureau Veritas as they await the Quality Control Bill. Zimbabwe is in the process of formulating a Quality Control Act that will go a long way in preventing shipping of poor quality goods into the country. The Quality Control Bill is among 14 Bills that were pronounced by President Robert Mugabe when he officially opened the 4th Session of the Eighth Parliament of Zimbabwe last year. Speaking…

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