Govt Avails Over 350 Samsung Tablets For MPs
The Parliament of Zimbabwe bought 350 tablets for the 270 legislators in the National Assembly and 80 Senators in the Senate.
The MPs have started receiving the Samsung Tablets, a development which will see Parliament discontinuing the printing of Order Papers as they will be sent in electronic format.
Announcing the development, the Speaker of the National Assembly Jacob Mudenda. He said:
I wish to advise Honourable Members who have not yet collected their ICT tablets to do so. Officers of the Information and Communication Technology Department (ICT) who are distributing the ICT tablets are stationed in Room No. 311, Third Floor.
I also wish to advise the House that from Tuesday 18th February 2020 onwards, the Votes and Proceedings and other documents related to the business of Parliament will be sent electronically and Honourable Members can access the documents from their ICT tablets. No hard copies will be printed.
Parliamentarians have listed several demands which they expect Treasury to meet. The demands include gym equipment, all-terrain vehicles, three-course meals, duty-free certificates and diplomatic passports among others.