Written on 23/07/2014, 08:58 by charlesrukuni
Home Affairs Minister Kembo Mohadi came for a roasting in the House of Assembly yesterday when it transpired that President Robert Mugabe's extension of the term of the office of the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission board was unconstitutional. He said in a ministerial statement yesterday that the government had only realised after the extension that Mugabe no longer had those powers as they were not vested with Parliament through its Committee on Standing Rules and Orders. "Upon reexamination, it was realised that the extension was unconstitutional, hence the directive that the chairman wrote and ordering the commissioners not to undertake any work pending the finalisation of the issue," Mohadi said. Parliament had wanted a direct role to play in curbing corruption and wanted an ad hoc committee to be set up to look at the appointments of board members for all state enterprises. The legislators put Mohadi to task with Musikavanhu Member of Parliament Prosper...
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Written on 22/07/2014, 18:30 by charlesrukuni
Nkulumane legislator Thamsanqa Mahlangu says the effectiveness of a government is judged by how it takes care of the weak- that is the poor people- so when making policies the government must make sure that they address issues that affect the poor. Contributing to the debate on the harassment of women vendors Mahlangu said he did not agree with the confining of the motion to women because legislators were voted into parliament by men, women and the youths. "We have been complaining...
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Written on 22/07/2014, 11:29 by charlesrukuni
A Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front legislator Lillian Zemura says there would be no need for the Basic Education Assistance Module (BEAM), a programme aimed at assisting desperate children to go to school, if people were allowed to work for themselves. Contributing to the debate on the harassment of women vendors, Zemura said most people had gone to school using proceeds from vending. It was therefore quite important that vending was recognised as a business with the vendors being registered and...
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Written on 21/07/2014, 18:08 by charlesrukuni
The Member of Parliament for Binga South Gabbuza Joel Gabbuza said at one time he advised fish vendors from his constituency to poison their fish so that National Parks officials who confiscated the fish and fed their families would die because of their satanic behaviour. Contributing to the motion on the harassment of women vendors, Gabbuza said he did not expect such behaviour from government officials who drove in twin-cabs for free. "..In my constituency, a donor agency built a fish market...
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Written on 21/07/2014, 12:48 by charlesrukuni
Mugabe says Zimbabwe is going to wage an economic revolution- President Robert Mugabe today said Zimbabwe was going to wage an economic revolution using its natural resources to transform the gains of the liberation struggle into tangible wealth for the people. "We will be talking about how we can, together, once again, help each other now in our socio-economic programmes — another revolution to develop our countries so the fruits of what we fought for together can be yielded by...
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Written on 20/07/2014, 17:53 by charlesrukuni
Why is it that whenever a dispute arises between a man and a woman, the first thing that comes into a man's mind is to ask for sexual favours? I wonder! Why is it that, always men to ensure that a woman takes a higher position from where she would be, if the man is the head, he has to again ask for sexual favours which we now call sexual harassment if it is at work? These were the questions raised...
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Written on 20/07/2014, 10:12 by charlesrukuni
A Harare Member of Parliament has called on authorities to cut out corruption within the municipal and Zimbabwe Republic Police and give vendors market stalls instead of giving them to senior council officials or politicians who in turn rented them out vendors. "If you go to the market stalls and ask who owns them, the people who are selling there are not the people who own those market stalls. It is some of the hon. members who are sitting in here...
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Written on 19/07/2014, 18:14 by charlesrukuni
Police should respect vendors and treat them with dignity because whatever they are selling some of them could be using the money to educate the president of tomorrow, the Member of Parliament for Kuwadzana Lucia Matibenga said this week. Seconding the motion on the harassment of women vendors, Matibenga said vendors had rights under the constitution and these had to be respected. Besides, it was now recognised that the informal sector was growing faster than the formal sector and providing a...
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Written on 19/07/2014, 11:17 by
LONDON – Since 2008, global trade has grown slightly more slowly than global GDP. The Doha Round of World Trade Organization negotiations ended in failure. Transatlantic and transpacific trade negotiations are progressing slowly, held back by the resistance of special interests. But, though many experts fear that protectionism is undermining globalization, threatening to impede global economic growth, slower growth in global trade may be inevitable, and trade liberalization is decreasingly important. To be sure, for 65 years, rapid trade growth has...
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Written on 19/07/2014, 08:28 by charlesrukuni
Buhera South Member of Parliament Joseph Chinotimba this week said companies in Zimbabwe would not close down if he were Minister of Industry and Commerce because we were destroying our own industry. “Tine maminsters edu akadzidza kupinda vanaChinotimba asi vanokonewa. Deno ndangandirini minister weIndustry otherwise dzimwe nguri industry ingadai isina kufa nokuti tinouraya industry pachedu. Ikozvino tine makambani akavhara," he said. Contributing to the debate on harassment of women vendors, Chinotimba said he did not support the harassment of vendors but he...
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Written on 18/07/2014, 16:42 by charlesrukuni
President Robert Mugabe should focus on reviving the country's economy instead of focusing on Movement for Democratic Change leader Morgan Tsvangirai's sex life, Tsvangirai's spokesman Luke Tamborinyoka said in a statement today. Mugabe lashed out at Tsvangirai yesterday at the burial of national hero Major-general Eliah Bandama saying the MDC leader should make up his mind whether he wanted to be a polygamist or not and should not play around with too many women. "Watora uyu musikana wasiya, woenda pane uyo, woenda...
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