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...
Professor Nnadozie

Exploring importance of capacity building

Lloyd Gumbo Mr Speaker Sir One of the major problems in Zimbabwe is that people without the required capacity have been given authority to negotiate mega-deals with investors, yet the country has peo...
Air Zimbabwe has to do something about its delays if it is to perform profitably

Airzim must shape up or ship out

Lloyd Gumbo Mr Speaker, Sir On a Wednesday a fortnight ago, our Air Zimbabwe flight was supposed to take-off from the Harare International Airport at 9:30am for the Victoria Falls International Airpo...
Government is in the process of distributing food to drought-affected areas, but the majority of villagers will be expected to travel tens of kilometres to the centre where the food will be dropped off because their areas are inaccessible due to the poor state of the roads

Honourable MPs, this is how we live!

Lloyd Gumbo Mr Speaker, Sir In all fairness, if they were to display the zeal they exhibited while debating the diplomatic passports issue on rural roads construction and maintenance, not many rural ...
Zimbabwe’s Parliament currently boasts  no less than 350 MPs, compared to Zambia’s 158

Why our MPs live like paupers

Lloyd Gumbo Mr Speaker, Sir Just the other day, I met a former Member of Parliament of the Seventh Parliament in town treating himself to a one litre soft drink and buns. He was seated in the Africa ...
Happison Muchechetere

Corruption: No more kid’s gloves, please

Lloyd Gumbo Mr Speaker, Sir It is important that ministers or boards take decisive action against officials in parastatals who misappropriate funds than be intimidated just because one has stayed in ...
IRRIGATION

Agriculture: A lot needs to be addressed

Lloyd Gumbo Mr Speaker Sir The fact that the serious effects of climate change coincided with the land redistribution exercise have resulted in land redistribution critics trying to shift blame for p...
If local authorities translate the speed with which they clamp vehicles to service delivery, then we would be having best run cities in the world

Local authorities must stop the hypocrisy

Lloyd Gumbo Mr Speaker, Sir A few days ago I witnessed an accident at the intersection of Robert Mugabe Road and Sam Nujoma Street where drivers of two vehicles, one coming from the north and the oth...
MPs must be accountable to the electorate regardless of their personal differences or party affiliation

MPs must rise above partisan politics

Lloyd Gumbo Mr Speaker Sir It is expected that MPs are rational human beings when they carry out their parliamentary duties, as such they should instead use public hearings to unite people and focus ...
In infrastructural projects carried out by Chinese firms, employment is created for the Chinese at the expense of Zimbabweans

It’s critical to set our terms

Lloyd Gumbo Mr Speaker Sir It does not help the country to have so many infrastructural projects that are exclusively carried out by foreign companies with no local component at all.
Diamond mine

Time to reconsider diamond consolidation

Lloyd Gumbo Mr Speaker Sir Ever wondered why one cannot explain how Zimbabwe is rich in resources, but poor in economic performance? Ever wondered where money from the minerals that are mined here go...