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...
As things stand, plastic money usage in Zimbabwe has mainly been a knee-jerk reaction without proper planning, which is the reason why its usage has been sluggish

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...
Corruption manifests itself in different forms among them bribery, fraud, nepotism and extortion regardless of the quantum

Corruption: No fish is too big to fry!

Llodyd Gumbo Mr Speaker Sir Mr Speaker Sir, all corrupt officials regardless of their position must be severely punished to prove to the citizens that indeed corruption has no place in Zimbabwe.
The proliferation of sex tapes leaks is an indication that revenge porn is on the rise in this technology era and it spreads like a veld fire through WhatsApp platforms or Facebook regardless of it being undesirable

Revenge porn law long overdue

Lloyd Gumbo Mr Speaker Sir Revenge porn is a serious social and legal problem that could affect the majority of citizens including adolescents and teenagers who may find the publication of their expl...
The country’s productive sector is left poorer because the majority of workers are having to spend hours in bank queues trying to withdraw their salaries which they are given in drips and drabs

Time to take cash crisis head on

Lloyd Gumbo Mr Speaker Sir Mr Speaker Sir, events of the past few weeks have dampened spirits, but make no mistake about it, this does not mean we are in recession already; it is a cash crisis that c...
Instead of portraying themselves in good light based on the questions they ask, some MPs have abused the platform by seeking to make our Parliament resemble that of South Africa, a place to heckle others

Likening children to MPs is an insult

Lloyd Gumbo Mr Speaker Sir Oftentimes, troublesome Members of Parliament across the world have been likened to children because of the “childish” manner in which they behave when in the House, but if...