Chokuda says portfolio committee has no power to summon Moyo for questioning

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Clerk of Parliament, Kennedy Chokuda yesterday said the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Youth, Indigenisation and Economic Empowerment had no mandate to summon Higher Education minister Jonathan Moyo for a hearing, as it had no oversight role over his ministry.

Chokuda said,

Each committee has a specific mandate and plays an oversight role on specific ministries … so that is a clear issue.

His come after committee chairperson and Gokwe-Nembudziya MP, Justice Mayor Wadyajena, said his committee had resolved to probe allegations that Moyo, his deputy, Godfrey Gandawa, and other ministry officials, allegedly abused over $400 000 from the Zimbabwe Manpower Development Fund (Zimdef).

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