Undenge justifies ZESA’s US$890 congratulatory advert

Undenge justifies ZESA’s US$890 congratulatory advert

Extracted from Parliamentary Hansard 21/06/2017 CONGRATULATORY MESSAGE BY ZIMBABWE ELECTRICITY SUPPLY AUTHORITY (ZESA) ON HOSTING ZANU PF PARTY CONFERENCE HON. MAJOME asked the Minister of Energy and Power Development; a)      to explain to the House why Zimbabwe Electricity Supply Authority (ZESA) Holdings flighted an advertisement in The Heraldon 14 December, 2016 to congratulate the President of Zimbabwe for successfuly hosting his annual ZANU PF political party conference on 14 to 18 December, 2016, despite Section 196 (3) (a) of the Constitution’s requirements of public officers’ objectivity and impartiality; b)      to state the cost of the…

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Commercial sex work not granted: Minister …as Parliament argue over the term “Mahure”

Commercial sex work not granted: Minister …as Parliament argue over the term “Mahure”

Extracted from Parliamentary Hansard 21/06/2017 HON. MAKARI: My question is directed to the Deputy Minister of Home Affairs. Does the Government have a policy which prevents girls or women who sell their bodies from abuse by the police? If there is a law pertaining to that, was it publicised? – [AN HON. MEMBER: Hanzi mahure]. HON. NYAMUPINGA: On a point of order. THE TEMPORARY SPEAKER: No, there is no point of order.  HON. NYAMUPINGA: Pane zvirikutaurwa. We cannot have a person achitaura kuti mahure muno umu. We cannot have that Madam Speaker. THE…

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Minister confirms in Parliament “Torn car seats is an offence”

Minister confirms in Parliament “Torn car seats is an offence”

Extracted from Parliamentary Hansard 21/06/2017 HON. T. KHUMALO: Thank you Hon. Speaker.  There is an issue that police officers are now holding motorists accountable on the road because the seats of their vehicles will be torn.  Is that Government policy? HON. MGUNI: Thank you Madam Speaker.  The police are there to prevent crime, protect property and life.  Therefore when an accident occurs that can lead to fatalities, yes, the police have the right to do that.  If it is torn such that it can cause fatalities, the police have the right to protect the life of those…

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TelOne to release “bad” results

TelOne to release “bad” results

By Ndafadza Madanha STATE owned fixed phone operator Telone says its financial results for 2016 set to be released this week are going to be “bad”. Telone managing director Chipo Mutasa said while last year’s numbers are going to be negative, she remained upbeat that the company was on the correct path and will soon turn the corner. “We had a bad 2016 and we are going to release our results this week at the AGM, though the results are terrible we want to create a culture of accountability,” said…

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Mixed review for Zim economy ……as cash shortages is blamed on govt borrowing

Mixed review for Zim economy ……as cash shortages is blamed on govt borrowing

By Ndafadza Madanha THE World Bank (WB) in conjunction with the government of Zimbabwe has produced a mixed report on the state of the economy. Titled “the state of the economy”, the report pointed to a challenging outlook and urged government to pursue deep- seated structural reforms to address the country’s multi faceted economic barriers. It noted that the widening fiscal deficit had exacerbated the country’s liquidity situation and stifled credit to the private sector. State owned institutions were flagged for their poor corporate government system and continued reliance on…

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Legal minds clash in Parly over Constitution Amendment No1

Legal minds clash in Parly over Constitution Amendment No1

Extracted from Parliamentary Hansard 20/06/2017 MOTION BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE THE VICE PRESIDENT AND MINISTER OF JUSTICE, LEGAL AND PARLIAMENTARY AFFAIRS (HON. MNANGAGWA):  Madam Speaker, I move that Orders of the Day, Numbers 11 and 14 be stood over until Order of the Day, Number 1has been disposed of. Motion put and agreed to. COMMITTEE STAGE CONSTITUTION OF ZIMBABWE AMENDMENT (No. 1) BILL [H.B. 1, 2017] First Order read: Committee Stage: Constitution of Zimbabwe Amendment (No. 1) Bill [H.B. 1, 2017]. House in Committee. On Clause 1: HON. GONESE:  Thank you very…

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Zim tourist destinations unknown in China

Zim tourist destinations unknown in China

By Daniel Chigundu THE Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Environment, Water, Tourism and Hospitality Industry says there is need to increase funding to Zimbabwe Tourism Authority (ZTA) for marketing purposes as the country is not known in China. According to the China National Tourism Administration (CNTA) the China National Tourism Organisation (CNTO); a total of 120 million Chinese travelled abroad during 2015. CNTA has revised that by 2020 China will provide over 600million outbound tourists from the earlier projected 240million. This reaffirms China’s position as the world’s biggest outbound tourism market…

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