Prof Francis Gudyanga

Stop the rot in parastatals!

Lloyd Gumbo Mr Speaker, Sir Sometimes one wonders if corruption in Government institutions will ever end. And whether corporate governance will ever work in Zimbabwe. How about institutions that are ...
There is need to regain public confidence in State institutions as probably it is at its lowest due to corruption

ZACC needs teeth to fight graft

Mr Speaker Sir, Lloyd Gumbo President Mugabe raised an important point during his 93rd birthday interview with Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation TV where he indicated that some of the allegations of ...
The moment MPs fight among themselves in the presence of members of the public, they make ordinary people lose respect for the legislature, which is unfortunate, as what happened recently when the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Mines and Energy took a tour of Marange diamond field

MPs must behave honourably in public

Lloyd Gumbo Mr Speaker Sir There is a growing disturbing trend among Members of Parliament who are given to fighting or arguing among themselves in the presence of witnesses who will be giving eviden...
Oftentimes, it has been proved that missing MPs in their constituencies rarely make it back to Parliament, losing either at party primary elections or to candidates from other parties at the general elections

Bell tolls for incompetent MPs

Lloyd Gumbo: Mr Speaker Sir With the next harmonised elections coming up next year, one is tempted to feel sorry for the majority of Members of Parliament who might find it difficult to make it to th...
Foreign artistes like Morgan Heritage (above) charge between $15 and $20 per person and usually their shows draw thousands of Zimbabwean paying fans

Foreign artistes bleeding economy

Lloyd Gumbo Mr Speaker Sir— Zimbabweans have overwhelmingly embraced the bond notes introduced by the Central Bank in November last year despite spirited attempts by critics to discredit them b...
GUMBURA FAMILY

Of prisoners and conjugal visits

Lloyd Gumbo Mr Speaker Sir — This week’s edition of The Sunday Mail had an interesting but depressing piece on jailed rapist Martin Gumbura and the conditions of prisoners who cannot enjoy thei...
FILE PIC

More still needed in exporting graduates

Lloyd Gumbo Mr Speaker Sir— In 2016 alone, Zimbabwe churned out about 20 000 graduates from its State universities and thousands of other graduates from private universities in the country, but...
RBZ Governor Dr John Mangudya has been on a charm offensive to convince Zimbabweans to continue using bond notes and coins at par with the US dollar. The bond notes are backed by a US$200 million facility availed by the Cairo-based Afreximbank

Bond notes: RBZ has its work cut out

Lloyd Gumbo Mr Speaker, Sir Bond notes came and were overwhelmingly embraced by Zimbabweans despite spirited attempts to cause their rejection by those who want the country to “burn” for political re...
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...
Adv Mudenda

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...