Tag: Chinamasa

Mugabe gives ultimatum over bonuses

Mugabe gives ultimatum over bonuses

PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe has reportedly given Finance minister Patrick Chinamasa and his Public Service counterpart, Prisca Mupfumira, until tomorrow to provide a date for the payment of civil servants’ 2015 bonuses. The civil servants were supposed to get their 13th cheque between last December and early this month, but up […]

Indigenisation rows unhelpful, Oz envoy

Indigenisation rows unhelpful, Oz envoy

AUSTRALIA’S Ambassador to Zimbabwe, Suzanne McCourt, says continued bickering in government over its Indigenisation policy is “discouraging” Canberra’s efforts to invest in the country. Government continues to be divided over the controversial policy, with conflicting statements coming from the ministers over implementation of the black empowerment programme. In December, Finance Minister […]

Govt crafts measures to punish tax offenders

Govt crafts measures to punish tax offenders

THE government is working on a cocktail of fiscal and monetary policy interventions to compel companies to pay taxes amid heightened concerns that evasion and avoidance of levies by corporates has bled the economy into its current crisis, businessdigest has learnt. High-ranking government officials said Finance minister Patrick Chinamasa was […]

Mugabe in major climbdown

Mugabe in major climbdown

THE government gazetted new measures watering down the controversial Indigenisation law on December 24, a development that exposes lack of policy coordination in President Robert Mugabe’s government. Indigenisation minister Patrick Zhuwao on Christmas day accused Finance minister Patrick Chinamasa of treachery after the Treasury chief announced the changes in Mugabe’s absence. […]