The Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Mines and Energy hearing on the mining activities that took place in the Chiadzwa diamond fields before consolidation failed to proceed this Friday as legislators from the ruling party are preparing for primary elections slated for early May.
The Chairperson of the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Mines and Energy Mr Temba Mliswa postponed the hearing on the mining activities that took place in the Marange diamond fields due to non-attendance by Zanu PF legislators who are currently going through preparations for primary polls ahead of the harmonised polls.
Mr Mliswa excused some witnesses who had attended among them the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Defence Mr Martin Rushwaya and board members for Anjin and also said Vice President Kembo Mohadi had sent his apologies as he was unable to attend owing to engagements on government business.
On the 19th of April next week the committee is expected to preside over the hearing and Sakunda Holdings, former Ministers of Energy and Power Development Elton Mangoma, and Samuel Undenge were summoned to attend and give evidence on the both the contentious Gwanda Solar Power Project and the Dema Diesel Power Plant Project.
Parliament through its committees has since the new dispensation been seen to be exercising its constitutional mandate of oversight effectively, interrogate dubious transactions by state entities, government departments with a view to promote transparency and accountability.