Zimbabwe raises Health and Parliament budgets after MPs revolt

Finance Minister Patrick Chinamasa yesterday raised the budget allocation for health by nearly a third to $520 million from $408 million and the Parliament’s allocation to $80 million from $57 million after Members of Parliament refused to pass allotments they deemed to be ‘too low.’ The MPs demanded that Chinamasa raise the health budget to fulfill the Abuja Declaration pledge, to which Zimbabwe is signatory.