Senators complained that the failure by ministers to attend its question and answer session was a waste of tax-payers money and said that if the trend continues they must be charged with contempt of Parliament. This was after Primary and Secondary Education Minister, Dr Lazarus Dokora was the only minister who attended Senate’s question and answer session.
Temporary President of the Senate, Chief Fortune Charumbira said the Senate was wasting tax payers’ money through truant ministers who were failing to fulfil their constitutional duties:
We are actually not utilising taxpayers’ money to its fullest value because we just come to talk without any proper conclusive position which can yield any result. I think we have the crisis which our administration and the Presiding Officers should look into so that the ministers can respond to all the motions. They should come to respond to both Questions without Notice and Questions with Notice.
Senator Morgen Komichi (MDC-T) also said ministers belittled the Senate yet they attended the question and answer session in the National Assembly.