Zimbabwe: Mugabe shrinks MDC Ministers` powers – again

source: SW Radio Africa
By Violet Gonda
8 March 2010

The MDC-T has sharply criticised the latest ‘provocative’ moves by Robert Mugabe to reassign fundamental roles from ministries belonging to the MDC. A government gazette published on Friday reallocated and diverted certain responsibilities and portfolios for ministries that are controlled by the MDC to those controlled by ZANU PF.

MDC spokesperson Nelson Chamisa accused Mugabe of trying to reverse the spirit of power-sharing by unilaterally trimming down the powers of the MDC-T ministries of Information, Communication Technology; Constitution and Parliamentary Affairs; Science and Technology; Parastatals and State Enterprise and the MDC-M’s Regional Integration and International Co-operation Ministry. The MDC says this is in gross violation of the Global Political Agreement.
Chamisa said the Principals – Mugabe, Morgan Tsvangirai and Arthur Mutambara – were meeting to discuss the issue on Monday. There was no update on the outcome of the meeting by the time of broadcast.

However Chamisa said: “This is all trying to have the MDC as an accessory… a mere decorative element without necessarily being part of this government. Failure to solve this would mean a disaster for [continue reading]

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