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Parliamentary round up: Bulletin No. 23 / 2010
Southern African Parliamentary Support Trust
October 27, 2010
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of Assembly Plenary - Question Session
on 27 October 2010 the attendance of Ministers was not as good as
last Wednesday, which saw almost a full house. Backbenchers continued
to ask critical questions that affect people in their respective
Hon. F.M. Sibanda
(MDC-T Magwegwe) quizzed the Minister of Public Works, Hon. Gabbuza
on the more than 500 government projects dotted around the country
which have remained incomplete for many years. Hon. Gabbuza acknowledged
that there were 550 incomplete projects around the country and he
attributed this to inadequate budgetary allocations. He said as
a wayforward, his ministry has prioritized 126 of those projects
for completion next year provided the ministry was allocated $46
million in the 2011 national Budget.
of Economic Planning and Investment Promotion, Hon. Tapiwa Mashakada
informed the House that his ministry was working on various initiatives
to promote investment in the country. One such initiative was the
one-stop investment centre. The idea was to try to put all government
departments and agencies that have to do with investment under one
roof at the Zimbabwe Investment Authority offices in order to expedite
licence processing. The Minister further revealed to the House that
at the present moment Zimbabwe’s investment was standing at
4% of GDP and government’s objective was to increase it to
25% of GDP to complement or reinforce the growth that has been registered.
Hon. Mashakada was responding to a question posed by Hon. Ronald
Ndava (ZANU PF Chiredzi North).
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