Oftentimes, it has been proved that missing MPs in their constituencies rarely make it back to Parliament, losing either at party primary elections or to candidates from other parties at the general elections

Bell tolls for incompetent MPs

Lloyd Gumbo: Mr Speaker Sir With the next harmonised elections coming up next year, one is tempted to feel sorry for the majority of Members of Parliament who might find it difficult to make it to th...
Foreign artistes like Morgan Heritage (above) charge between $15 and $20 per person and usually their shows draw thousands of Zimbabwean paying fans

Foreign artistes bleeding economy

Lloyd Gumbo Mr Speaker Sir— Zimbabweans have overwhelmingly embraced the bond notes introduced by the Central Bank in November last year despite spirited attempts by critics to discredit them b...
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Of prisoners and conjugal visits

Lloyd Gumbo Mr Speaker Sir — This week’s edition of The Sunday Mail had an interesting but depressing piece on jailed rapist Martin Gumbura and the conditions of prisoners who cannot enjoy thei...
Zimbabwe churns out about 20 000 graduates from its State universities and thousands of others from private universities in the country, many of who may be exported to other African countries in need of skilled labour

More still needed in exporting graduates

Lloyd Gumbo Mr Speaker Sir— In 2016 alone, Zimbabwe churned out about 20 000 graduates from its State universities and thousands of other graduates from private universities in the country, but...
RBZ Governor Dr John Mangudya has been on a charm offensive to convince Zimbabweans to continue using bond notes and coins at par with the US dollar. The bond notes are backed by a US$200 million facility availed by the Cairo-based Afreximbank

Bond notes: RBZ has its work cut out

Lloyd Gumbo Mr Speaker, Sir Bond notes came and were overwhelmingly embraced by Zimbabweans despite spirited attempts to cause their rejection by those who want the country to “burn” for political re...
MPs have a right to summon whoever they want to appear before them, but they should not turn oral evidence into some court cross-examination

Parly committees are not courts

Lloyd Gumbo Mr Speaker Sir— The current Parliament has been lauded as one of the most vibrant in recent years because of the role played by some of the portfolio committees which have been hold...
Parliament as an institution can only be respected when MPs do not abuse it

MPs must stop abusing Parliament

Lloyd Gumbo Mr Speaker Sir Earlier this year, we published a story about a code of conduct for Members of Parliament that the legislature was drafting with the intention of upholding good corporate g...
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The buck stops with legislators

Lloyd Gumbo: Mr Speaker Sir Following President Mugabe’s official opening of the Fourth Session of the Eighth Parliament yesterday, there are a number of things particularly behaviour one would expec...
Firing someone from work after they have been exposed for being complicit in corporate malfeasance is not sufficient if what they stole cannot be recovered

Take a leaf from Fidelity Printers

Lloyd Gumbo :  Mr Speaker Sir Earlier this week, The Herald carried a story where the board of Fidelity Printers and Refiners sued its former chief executive officer and finance director, Messrs Alle...
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Plastic money challenges in Zimbabwe

Lloyd Gumbo : Mr Speaker Sir The world over, use of plastic money has increased as a security measure and efficient way of conducting transactions on the back of vibrant information communication tec...
Some authorities believe that agriculture starts and ends with farming. Yet in actual fact, farming is just a small, though important part of the agriculture value chain

Command agric must go beyond farming

Lloyd Gumbo : Mr Speaker Sir Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government Professor, Calestous Juma, famed for agricultural innovation in Africa, in one of his writings said agribusiness in Africa needs to...
Beitbridge Border ost has become a haven for corruption among Customs, Immigration, Police and other senior Government officials, who between tem pocket a cool R600 000 a day, according to conservative estimates

Stop the rot at border posts

Lloyd Gumbo : Mr Speaker, Sir The recent transfer of police officers from Beitbridge district and the impending transfer of officials from other departments over alleged corruption at the border came...
When the electorate votes for MPs, it expects representation in Parliament where its legislators raise issues affecting it and not to behave like schoolchildren

MPs tarnishing Parliament’s image

Lloyd Gumbo : Mr Speakers Sir When the Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation started giving live coverage to Parliamentary Question Time every Wednesday and radio coverage by Spot FM for ordinary sitting...