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...
Civil servants have been resilient and patient, and for that reason, they deserve respect because they are our heroes and heroines who have kept the country ticking

The public service deserves our respect

Lloyd Gumbo Mr Speaker Sir Recently, I visited a cousin who is a member of the Air Force of Zimbabwe at Manyame Air Base and as they escorted me out together with his friends, we met a farmworker fro...
PREIDENT MUGABE

Zanu-PF must respect unity

Lloyd Gumbo Mr Speaker Sir Zimbabwe on Tuesday commemorated 28 years since the signing of the Unity Accord between two revolutionary political parties — Zanu and PF Zapu —under the guidance of their ...
President Mugabe

Corrupt elements must face the music

Lloyd Gumbo Mr Speaker Sir One of the major threats to Zimbabwe’s quest for economic development is corruption. As such, mega deals that were signed with China will not bring the much-needed economic...
A Chinese construction company has built a 57-story building within the space of just 19 days in Changsha, capital of southern China’s Hunan Province, showing the incredible work ethic that the Chinese instil in themselves

Let’s emulate the Chinese work ethic

Lloyd Gumbo Mr Speaker Sir I caught up with a Chinese businessman based here during President Xi Jinping’ State visit where we discussed about the relations between Zimbabwe and China, his experience...
ABOVE: A flourishing cotton crop. Government has been urged to allow trials on BT Cotton to establish if it is compatible with Zimbabwean soils if the country is to reduce the cost of production and improve yields. RIGHT: Agriculture Minister Dr Joseph Made

Time we embraced GMOs, Sir

Lloyd Gumbo Mr Speaker, Sir If there is one thing that we have failed as a country, and without shame for that matter, it is to retain complete ownership of some Government parastatals and enterprise...
INSEPARABLE TWINS. . . Politics and economics are major ingredients in the recipe for a healthy economy, as such their relationship should always be compatible

Politics and economy, key to success

Lloyd Gumbo Mr Speaker Sir Politics has the tendency to influence the economy and unfortunately, the game has not done the country any good in the past 15 years as there has been confrontation betwee...
Dr Parirenyatwa

PSMAS, NSSA making the ‘grass’ suffer

Lloyd Gumbo Mr Speaker Sir In all fairness, the good minister is offside and he should answer tough questions, because at the end of the day, it is the poor people who suffer more. So, this past week...
Cde Zhuwao

Deal with contradictions promptly

Lloyd Gumbo Mr Speaker Sir— If there is anything that confuses people in general and investors in particular, it is discord that comes from ministers or senior officials on Government policies....
DESTRUCTIVE CONSTRUCTION . . .Brick making may be big business,and a source of livelihood to many , especially as construction takes an upward trajectory, but the destruction to the environment should not go unabated

Spare a thought for the environment

Lloyd Gumbo Mr Speaker Sir Mr Speaker Sir, a visit to the Mt Hampden area where a number of companies and groups are into brick-making will expose just how the environment has been destroyed in searc...
Finance and Economic Development Minister Patrick Chinamasa

Make budget consultations relevant

Lloyd Gumbo Mr Speaker Sir FOR the whole of next week, at least 20 Members of Parliament will traverse the country to solicit views from citizens on how they want the country to spend its revenue nex...
Hwange Thermal Power Station is the biggest power plant in Zimbabwe with an installed capacity of 920MW, but of late the generators have continuously been in the intensive care

IPPs must shape up or ship out!

Lloyd Gumbo Mr Speaker Sir As things stand, there will be no significant economic growth to talk about as long as our electricity generation is dropping because power is a core variable to economic g...
SOLAR

Power crisis: SPB bungling worrisome

Lloyd Gumbo Mr Speaker Sir Zimbabwe is facing a serious electricity crisis as the Kariba hydro-power station — the country’s flagship power plant — has reduced its generation capacity from about 700 ...
Some MPs only attend parliamentary proceedings briefly just to mark themselves present before walking out within five minutes

Govt must do more in fight against graft

Lloyd Gumbo Mr Speaker Sir Zimbabweans should be forgiven for thinking that corruption is a criminal offence only applicable to small fish, while the big ones swim until there is no more to loot. If ...