Statistics show that communal and A1 farmers dominate deliveries to the tobacco auction and contract floors respectively

Production must follow reclamation

Lloyd Gumbo Mr Speaker Sir Every revolution is bound to have some shortcomings during its implementation but integrity is about biting the bullet and addressing the same regardless of how unpopular t...
ABOVE: The long arm of the law  finally caught up with Zanu-PF Harare Province Youth League chairperson Godwin Gomwe (right)) seen her entering the Harare Magistrates’ Court earlier this week. RIGHT: In happier times, Gomwe (left) joins First Lady Amai Grace Mugabe and then Harare Province chairman Amos Midzi on the stage during the Harare leg of her “Meet the People” tour last year

Do not steal in Zanu-PF’s name

Lloyd Gumbo Mr Speaker, Sir What is clear is that Zanu-PF’s image has been tarnished in Harare because of the extortionist behaviour of some of its officials, yet it has been slow to distance itself ...
Ministers are entitled to a Mercedes Benz sedan E-Class either E300 petrol or E350 diesel as one of their many official vehicles

Do ministers really need all these cars?

Lloyd Gumbo Mr Speaker Sir Mr Speaker Sir, if MPs who are expected to be travelling between Harare and their constituencies on a weekly basis can do with one official vehicle, how come ministers whos...
Members of Parliament should be more concerned with serving their constituents rather than being preoccupied with diplomatic passports

Diplomatic passports for what?

Lloyd Gumbo Mr Speaker, Sir Ordinary people have every right to think that the demand for diplomatic passports has nothing to do with increased efficiency by legislators but prestige and glamour.
Street vendors are actually a threat to economic growth

Deal with street vendors now

Lloyd Gumbo Mr Speaker, Sir Mr Speaker Sir, would it make business sense for a supermarket to continue operating if street vendors appear untouchable as they sell the same products that are found in ...
Op2

Speed up private sector investment

Lloyd Gumbo Mr Speaker, Sir The potential game changer for Southern African countries is capital to fund the Industrialisation Strategy adopted by the Heads of State and Government at the recent Sadc...
Cde Mudenda

Parliament’s conundrum on party renegades

Lloyd Gumbo Mr Speaker Sir The past two weeks or so have put Parliament to test as to how to interpret the law on MPs crossing the floor and how one ceases to represent the party on whose ticket they...
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Red tape throttles investment

Lloyd Gumbo Mr Speaker Sir Forget about the Indigenisation and Economic Empowerment Act being the reason there is minimal Foreign Direct Investment. Neither is it the unpredictability of the implemen...

Spot fines: Parliament must buy in

Lloyd Gumbo Mr Speaker Sir Lack of clarity on anything to do with the law is a recipe for disaster as its interpretation becomes subject to one’s discretion. Mr Speaker Sir, the issue about legalitie...
Owning a house or a housing stand in urban centres will remain a pipe dream for the majority of Zimbabweans despite the advent of housing co-operatives

Save us from land barons, co-operatives

Lloyd Gumbo Mr Speaker, Sir Driving through some of what used to be open spaces in high-density suburbs, one is greeted by imposing billboards inscribed so-and-so housing co-operative with some squal...
As long as MPs do not do their homework, they will remain rubber stampers regardless of the vuvuzela noise they make in their lame contributions

Ministers, MPs must have term limits too

Lloyd Gumbo Mr Speaker, Sir The other day while having lunch at a local restaurant with colleagues, we overheard a fairly old-looking couple discussing the recent developments in Zanu-PF and Governme...
VP Mujuru

The honeymoon is over

Lloyd Gumbo Mr Speaker, Sir Imagine Joice Mujuru standing up in the National Assembly during Question time to ask about Government policies. How about Didymus Mutasa and Nicholas Goche doing the same...
Cde Chinotimba contributes to debate in the National Assembly. He is advocating the teaching of maths and science in indigenous languages

MPs must shape up or ship out

Lloyd Gumbo Mr Speaker, Sir The Second Session of the Eighth Parliament kicked off a few weeks ago. Sadly, hope in seeing the revolutionary party’s MPs being active in moving motions in both Houses i...