Zimbabwe: U.S.$9 Million For MPs` Vehicles
Zimbabwe Independent (Harare)
5 September 2008
Posted to the web 5 September 2008
PARLIAMENT will splash more than US$9 million in the acquisition of new vehicles for MPs elected on March 29, the Zimbabwe Independent has learnt.
Information obtained from parliamentary sources revealed that each of the 303 lawmakers would be entitled a vehicle worth up to US$30 000 bought by government.
There are 210 members of the House of Assembly and 93 senators. This excludes the speaker of the House of Assembly and the president of Senate, who would also be entitled to vehicles and other benefits.
Parliament is required to acquire all-terrain vehicles through the Member of Parliament Vehicle Revolving Fund — a scheme through which MPs can easily purchase vehicles and then repay the [continue reading]