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...
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...