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Govt rejects MPs, chiefs’ vehicle requests

By Auxilia Katongomara

Government has turned down requests to buy vehicles for ministers, MPs, chiefs and other top officials that would have cost the country over $300 million.Finance and Economic Development Minister, Patrick Chinamasa said this yesterday while presenting the 2018 national budget in Parliament.

Minister Without Finance: Patrick Chinamasa
Minister Without Finance: Patrick Chinamasa

He said a number of measures outlined in the budget mark a paradigm shift that represents movement towards a New Economic Order as first enunciated by President Emmerson Mnangagwa when he assumed office last month.

“As the country strives to mobilise funding for critical projects and programmes, it is imperative that we deploy the resources to priority areas that address the needs of the country in a cost effective manner.

Treasury is in receipt of requests for procurement of utility and conditions of service vehicles amounting to $169 million broken down as follows: Parliamentary vehicles, $21 million; chiefs’ vehicles, $14 million, Independent Commissions, $9 million; Civil service members, including Ministers, $93 million; and utility vehicles, $32 million,” said Chinamasa.

“Furthermore, requests for procurement of furniture for Government Ministries and Departments amount to over $50 million. Clearly, the fiscus cannot sustain the above demands, if we are to achieve the objectives towards a ‘New Economic Order’.

Hence, the 2018 Budget took account of value for money and affordability as guiding principles in the allocation of resources, and is unable to provide for the above vehicle requests.”

The Minister said there are outstanding requests for condition of service vehicles in the public service amounting close to $140 million, which the economy in its state cannot afford.

“Currently, too many grades in the public service are provided with vehicles as a condition of service every five years, with the vehicles being licensed, insured, serviced and repaired at Government expense.

The total outstanding request for condition of service vehicles is now close to $140 million, which the economy in its state cannot afford,” he said.

“Government, therefore, has reviewed the vehicle scheme as follows: permanent secretaries and equivalent grades, one personal issue vehicle; commissioners and equivalent grades, one vehicle; and principal directors, directors and deputy directors and their equivalents, vehicle loan scheme.”

Chinamasa also said some ministries and Government departments are circumventing Treasury Order to suspend the purchase of vehicles by hiring from both the private sector and CMED.

The Minister said it is important to note that the cost of hiring one vehicle per month goes up to $8 000, translating to an annual charge of $96 000, which is adequate to buy a car.

“Treasury, will therefore, in the 2018 Budget institute commitment control measures that put a stop to this practice,” he added. The Chronicle

  • Gud move but rehabilitate our roads with that money

  • wasting money komadi kutigadzirawo zvipatara zvikoro hazvina mabook ,shallow mind sir chanamasa

    • Read the article please 🤔

    • rejects ndapaona but unoti kuronga hre kwaiva kwaitwa

    • Havagoni chegadzirisa zvichemo zvenyu zvese nehusiku humwe iyo nyika yakange yadhakwa zvakadaro zvimwe zvinoda mufunge vanhu

    • tsvangirai pakaitwa unity gorvnt shanduko yakaita pasina viki kutokonewa uku

    • Shanduko yeVhiki doesn’t last. Now we want a permanent progressive change. I have always voted for MDC in my life. But if the guys deliver what they are promising they have my vote. My vote is undecided at the moment. We have next 6 – 8 months to judge them.

    • where were they all along do they promise you 2,2million jobs i don’t trust zanu pf my brother empty promises

    • even if they are going to deliver in the next 8 months i will never vote for them at Cowas Munjeri. vanhu vakatitambudza ivava

    • I hear you bro. I think ED and ZANU are trying to sell us that Mugabe was the problem. So let’s buy it for the next few months and see what they can deliver. If there is nothing from them, then we know where to put our X

    • Mugabe had all the powers to himself,according to his budget and other promises if he makes a follow up i see positive outcome

    • cleopas anorwara nechirwere che opposition chekungopikisa.

  • Those chiefs must like fo them selves like what chief chanetsa does as he is about to reap his irrigated tobacoo

  • Why should the gvt buy them vehicles.Where are the cars bought by Mugabe.These greed fools want to do further damage to the damaged economy.Those who advocated for new vehicles must fuck off before it is too late

  • THUMBS UP

  • Thank you minister. And can u use the money to create jobs please.

  • Pagoneka ipapo

  • I hope u wll not change your mind

  • Government reject ? Whose idea was that ?

  • greed fools,
    thx minister

  • Thank you,vehicles for what?zvikochikari ndoo zvekufambisa pa ruzevha

  • Now things are changing

  • The want to be rewarded for ululating and gibbering in parliament.

  • Good direction. Next year u should scrap bonuses for all civil servants especially police coz the hardworking people in industry are not paid bonuses.

    • Bonuses should be given to everyone.and those in Pvt too.our salaries are very low so y not giv workers a bonus it wil motivate them.

    • Look for a job or go hang dude,nobody sent u to look for a job in private sector wer you are deprived your right have bonuses,,,

    • Bonus is not a must but as per discretion..it all depends neperformance of the organisation as well..

    • Jimmy Jack are you okay upstairs

    • Uchida usingadi vanongoipiwa bonus yacho atori pabudget macivil servants

    • Bonus is there whether you like or not

    • Ukwane iweee ukawana tym ask God for common sense

    • kikikkkk the dude does not only want the police to be given bonuses

    • Kana house gero achipihwa bonuses isu torega kupihwa just because kubasa kwako hakupihwe bonuses. Itai mushe mkwasha

    • Mai vako vanokwirirwa cup yenyimo. Pfutseki wako

    • Tosangana after elections. Garwe tonga nyika, Chinamasa bata hana

    • Bonus is not a right it depends neperfomance looking at zim situation nobody deserve bonus simply becoz we dont have the money

    • To civil servants bonus is not a privilege but it’s a right. Actually it’s called the thirteenth cheque.

    • Isu tichipiwa bonus yemari, ana sisi vako vachipiwa mabonus emazivana asina vana baba

    • Kkkkk ma officer adya nduru

    • Tichakuonai kana mava nemaCompanies enyu kuti muchapa vashandi venyu here..zviri nyore kutaura usiri muchimiro chacho..kkk

    • Apana police is full of corruption . They don’t deserve bonus

    • @Simba Rashe . Uma umamawako wakuyelusa ngokuzekwa it doesn’t mean labethu bayakwenza . Sorry for your shallow mind.

  • Why $300M. Cant you buy affordable ones

  • No bonus for traffic police

  • Yes that’s good move they have to buy from their pocket money not by using taxi payers money to buy expensive cars.well come new Zimbabwe new era keep up doing good job

  • Vakutoda mota vasati vashanda kkkk nyika iyi haibudirire

  • 👏🏽

  • Welcome to New Zimbabwe!!

  • Ngavashandise dzavainadzo. Dzimwe mota vanoda dzei

  • Hell yeah

  • Man for himself and only God for us all

  • Good move…keep it up. Zimbabwe is watching

  • If such stringent measures were put in place long back, it could have gone a long way in improving the lives of the ordinary citizens

  • Paul the second

  • Ramabai makadaro

  • Ko dze last year vakaisepi

  • Ko isu tinozvitengera toga ko ivovarikutadza nei kuzvitengera

  • GOOD!

  • Magona ipapo coz hamungamhanye kutenga Mota zvakawanda zvikuda kugadzirwa munyika medu.pindai muvanhu mutange manzwa zvirikudiwa nevanhu.zvemota zvozouya Kana nyika yanaka. Ngavafambe nedziripo dzichingoendeswa for service

  • You’re on the right track, keep going, thumbs up!

  • Ngavakwire makombi isu tinongokwira tichisvika kwatoenda wani

  • If they really use those vehicles for govt business govt should be obliged to make it easier for them… https://t.co/XXwyH5zFtf

  • if tru magona
    u can’t kip on buying personals cars in these bleeding economy..
    zvipatara hazvina mishonga, mabank haana mari vanhu vane misodzi pamatama, 300mill iyoyo ngaipinde musystem vanhu vasaswerere kufambira mahara kubank

    • Kana takawana mari kumaBanks vatigonera chose mota dzavo votenga after

    • mota vanadzo kare ngavashandise idzodzo kana wapedza ngawagadzirise zvipatara

  • Vatongonyara these guys…otherwise they would have loved to buy…we knw them…its only that they are under spotlight from the nation….vachiri kutinyenga brain

    • urikuita kunga murume akaroora hure, chero akachena zvakatsigasei unongofunga kuti achenera zvikomba zvakomba zvake zvakare. haugutsikani nezvakanaka

    • Ukanyengwa uchitengerwa chocolate bhoo

    • Always find negatives no wonder mugabe ruled for 37yrs it because of people like you

    • Lol who is negative on this me or you? What the gov did zvakanaka, be positive wangu kwete kuti zvaitwa zvese zvakana it’s bad coz badass guys did it. Thank God neizvozvo zvaitwa. 2. It’s not about mugare ruling for 37years it’s about those wrong policies he made, give me a dog a monkey I dont care wangu as long as mapolicies ariraiti.

    • @nigel…im running short of words to disgrace you.but i think hauna kupasa grade 7 mushhe and i guess u are under 15yrs.

    • Ukatamba neshamwari yakadai unofa urirombe

    • you find a reason to criticise even where you should applaud, shame on you.

    • Ndimi vanhu vatisingade

    • These coments almost send me to an early grave kkkkkkkkkkkkk makanyanya guys Sando dzenyu Visitor Havazivishe , Rangarirai Chifambausiku Mapuranga , Maridhadha Chengetai Mukuruwambwa makanyanya mhani kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkiest

    • Kkkkk..the funny thing is Im entitled to my opinion and didnt invite anyone…infact you followed my opinion as if you are my fans…whether you find words to disgrace me or whatever…I simply dont care…I probably know more than you knw…so never be amused by my opinion…what knowest thou that i know not…

    • You do care thats why you replied, obvious on facebook everyone is intelligent and has degrees mr nigel know more than others

    • Im glad u probably noticed what I care about…I dnt care about being disgraced by a mere person like me….that I dnt my bro..

  • Good!

  • Zimbabwe yonakidza zvino

  • Good move..the economy cannot sustain that for now

  • GUD MOVE

  • Kumdc kwacho kune mbavha guys vanoda mota dzeyi kuvanhu vasingaiuyi

  • Good move mari iyoyo kuzvipatara

  • In fact, going foward munhu asina twunhu twake must not run for public office, ndoo vanozoba ivavo

    • That will bring back those old Mdalaz coz ndovane tunhu twavo though vakabira nyika iwe neni hatina so we will never qualify…its tricky my man??

    • Yeah didnt see it from that angle but mumhu ngaavewo ne some measure of wealth/assets

  • Manga majaira,nw u have met yo match.Imagine machief driving expensive Isuzu double cabs,kuti vaitei.Next time gvt wants to buy vehicles for these greed public officials they must consider locally assembled models like the Chinese baic gran tiger or the Mazda BT 50 so we save the little forex we have.

  • good move

  • Nice one, that’s Magufuli style of doing things and if the ones they were given under Mugabe’s regime are old, buy them ex-Japanese Nissan Sunnys. They forget that they are working for the people.

    • Thanks for mentioning John P Magufuli you reminded me something

    • I do agree with him but i disagree with the idea of upgrading the airport and building a new parliament . We need to get our priorities right.

  • Take all cars from Mps and ministers by them honda fit …sell those expensive cars….u buy them cars yet they are stealing again.

  • By them Fun Cargos

  • Good move plus bhobho, there is a new sheriff in town guyz.

  • Mwari makatendeka

  • I remember manje manje zvichinzi Mugabe vatengera ma Chief mota saka vakapiwa here or vakaita munyama kuti sekuru akenda vasati vapiwa?

  • Yah thats a grt move indeed

  • gud move

  • Kutengera maMP anonotaura zve masmall house ku Parliament instead of economy Mfana Chamisa wakandinyadzisa

    • kkkkk hanzi kudiiko, i missed that one

    • Chamisa is a dull person that much i know

    • He was jus saying having a small house should be considered a prosecutable crime.

    • People take comments literally without seeing what he wanted to address

    • Yah you see now..

    • During this campaign period people like Chamisa must focus on issues like alignment of laws to the constitution. Does that he raised attract people to vote MDC.
      Currently there are a lot of prosecutable offences such as corruption but people go scot free.

  • That is a gud move my minister.they are getting paid every mnth ngavazvitengere

  • Even if they went around and bought them,who would tell us.

  • tuma chief twunotodawo kutengerwa mota for what reason?kungoita kamhosva kadiki diki munharaunda yaunogara unoendeswa kwaChief wotonzi kamhosva kadiki diki mombe fotsek.

  • Yu have 7 months gentlemen to make things better, yes we have had yo budget but we want action.

  • In future they should not buy Range Rovers. They should be humbled by the cars they are given kkkk

  • U can buy them cars but not expensive ones just for them from point a to b chiefs buy them ford rangers single carb with conopy its cheaper that way not isuzu double cabs for what?

    • Better to give them agricultural inputs that the whole family will benefit from .
      Do they want a car or do they need a car.
      A car is not like chikochikari it comes with expenses like insurance, mot ,road tax Even maitenance so who was going to cater for all those.??
      They were going to be liabilities and end up ku mapoto Mapostan’a

  • Lets go to the basics. Ngavashandise dzavanadzo idzodzo. Kana dzafa ngavauye pamushika shika tikwire makombi tozotenga mota kana nyika yanaka. Good move Chinamasa

  • Those people are on salary like any other person you need a car you budget and buy

  • Ngavatenge

  • Vega

  • Well done

  • No more blue lights for deputy ministers let them be like ordinary citizens

  • vihicles for chiefs for what l understand they got a fleet recently hey,please focus on health do we have drugs etc,hosp bills are beyond our rich

    • Chiefs are a spoiled lot. They were being rewarded for their role as defacto political commissars. The honeymoon is over!

    • Ya thats very true Chinamasa is right

  • Ende mota modzida haa ,mota mota ko kuchera madams nezvibhoran kumamisha,pasi nemota dzemadzishe vanovhaira futi nadzo havazivi basa radzo,

  • We now have a sensible government

  • Wy zim is like this vanhu ngavagute like in south africa

  • Best news this Friday morning!

  • President ban the importation of ex jap vehicles from across the Limpimpo. Zimbos are crossing with huge amounts of $ to SA. There is no control of foreign currrency crossing over to SA. The solution is to open an in land port in Zim to sell those cars. Buys will purchase vehicles through banks.

  • This is why chinamasa was reshuffled in the first place to ministry of WhatsApp because he had refused to sign for these vehicles and then came Chombo with his quick signature. This is good news so much money wasted on petty things like flashy cars when there are a lot of pressing issues

  • good job keep it up

  • dai kari mugabe katoti vapeyi kkkkk kukura hakudi kudero

  • Maitadza kuzviitakare nei ? Bunch of hypocrites..

  • We hope they will live and walk the talk.ds z worthy praising

  • NGAVATENGE NEZVIKWERETE FROM THEIR SALARIES JUST LIKE ANY OTHER WORKER , ASINGADI NGAAREGE TIONE KUTI TINOITA SHORTAGE YEMA MPs HERE.

  • Ma chiefs aya vari kuda kunyanyo enda kupiko, matare anoitirwa padare pake uye kwete mazuva ose.

  • Yes chinamasa who are they .be reformed guys

  • The problem was our previous leadership was focussing much on political milage rather than than the economy and welfare of the people.

  • VA Chinamasa mukauya makadai mauya kudziya zveshuwa pple first pakanaka apo hapana motokari itsva gwendo huno kana dzobhowa sungai ngoro yemadhongi inomhanya sei homwe taramba nayo

  • Vachatenga kana mava dzosera mungavaita sei, hapana kuda mavotes chete ndiye aivapo, 2013 kusvika nhasi

  • Ndabva ndaona zveshuwa kuti munhu 1 ndiye anga akaoma musoro

  • Munopinda muchuni chete

  • kutinyenga brain uko kkkkk manje we voting you out chete whether you bring God from the dead mukubaya

  • Good move

  • Yah gud move mr chinamasa

  • Let them manage with the old ones until further notice.

  • the money thy earn,,,can buy cars

  • Kkkkk nhasi zvavawana,basa kungowawata nekutukana muparamenti.Mota dzamakapiwa dzakatowandisa,dzorai dzimwe.

  • Vanadzo kare
    Tikuda kunzwa zvekugadzirwa kwemaroad
    Nemishonga muzvipatara

  • Completely Neutralized kkk

  • Good news

  • Kabathenge amabhasikili. That’s what they deserve and besides kumele benze amaexercise and lose weight.

  • Vanga vakajaidzwa vakajaira new Zanu PF new rules

  • Even ndege ngadzisangokwirwa pese pese nekuenda Ku Bulawayo wotoda ndege APA ukushandisa state funds aaaa kwete rova mota wakananga pa vicfalls

  • itai sa President we Tanzania magufuli

  • Some people are greed.

  • every five years these fools are always buying vehicles …why?? What would have happened to the ones they previously owned….. sheer waste of state resources

  • Thumps up to the new regime…Ngwena and co. are meant for service of this country

  • They must buy for their self like everyone else. Vajaira kupiwa Zvemahara. Kuno kuSouthAfrica minister anobhadhara tollgate police inobhadhara tollgate army inobhadhara vana vavo vanobhadhara scool fees. Musavajaidza

  • Cost cutting measures. Imagine how much we have saved already under a month of Gushungo departure. How many Dubai/Singapore trips and foreign INAUGURATION?

  • Gud move.

  • WHY ASINA KUZVIITA DURING MUGABE ERA?

  • They should get motor bikes or push bikes and should pay for them

  • Iwe woshoraaa

  • Buy them bycicle nt cars what fo

  • nice move lets fix the economy first

  • A lot of people have had salary cuts in the private sector and are in survival mode blessed to still be earning… we pray things pick up soon ….

    • I agree,but it seems we are the forgotten ones ,they only talk about the civil servants.

  • Magufuli style ndooinoita chete

  • Wooow these guys are really serious. ..they mn serious business for sure

  • That’s a first step to reason. The honeymoon season is now over for most Cde

  • Ngavatange vaita push kuti vagadzirirwe migwagwa inake then vozochemera motokari dzacho kwete kungomhanyirira kudisa motikari asi migwagwa yacho yakaita mazikomba ega ega unoifambisa sei mota yacho.

  • Good move Minister Chinamasa. If they want cars advance them loans so that they buy cheap Japanese cars.

  • Thats not news.. we want to hear about policies and jobs

  • No more Dubai shopping, no more expending millions.

  • Very good move yes thats what Zimbabwe needs to get the turn around we need.

  • Next step Mr President, foreign trips on a handful to accompany you.

  • I’m in love

  • @vincemusewe Where do chiefs travel 2 by car. I thought their business is local. Then again we mustn… https://t.co/RfbkHzbw19

  • Kwakuyedza manje muZimbabwe there is light at the end of the tunnel

  • Ungati zvinhu zvacho zvava kuita kaorder mbichana. Still too early for me to trust yet.

  • Naivo vanopenga. Where would the money come from. Do they think it’s fair on those who lost their loved ones during the liberation war in Mozambique and they didn’t get any compensation for their deaths. If that is the case that these so called officials wanted that then even those who lost their lives should get something too. It’s not fair. Some elderly people have lost their children in the war. The children who are supposed to be looking after them but some are enjoying their blood.

    • Good point there wangu , commoners lost their lives are long forgotten, some have kids enveloped by poverty yet baba vakafira nyika.

  • That’s great

  • Good move

  • Thank you Mr President tinoda kuti muratidze mbavha dziya how to run a country by example

  • Good

  • WOW….this actually surprised me. Way to go.

  • That’s a better approach, especially to an economy that has been looted already. If we had this kind of approach, the economy could have significantly recovered since ZANU PF took reigns. But this seems to be a way of impressing the people of Zimbabwe because these are the same gentlemen who failed our economy.

  • Bravo!!!

  • Why are they always asking for cars

  • I clap hands for you vaChinamasa

  • kikikiki hahahaha

  • Iwo madzishe anoda mota dzei. Idyai mbudzi

  • Hitting the right spots

  • Kutonga kwaro is fair ipapo, vanhu vanokosha

  • Cool I guess

  • Well done on this they get lots of money why they dont buy them self.we need money for food in the banks than buying cars

  • How many cars does one need to buy for it to cost 300Million.

    Don’t be fooled

  • Everyone else has to either use “public transport”, private cars or car share. Them feckers should do the same. Too far up their own asses for nothing. Lazy, free-loading shites!!!!

  • Good boy Minister Chinamasa. A very good stance. Keep it up!