Govt to impound, auction stray cattle found on roads

Govt to impound, auction stray cattle found on roads
Published: 06 March 2014 (1900 Views)
Transport and Infrastructure Development Minister Dr Obert  Mpofu said government will soon impound livestock that strays onto roads and auction it, the Senate heard last week.

Mpofu said Cabinet had already approved a policy framework to that effect.Dr Mpofu was responding to a question from Bulawayo Metropolitan Senator Matson Hlalo (MDC-T) on what practical steps government was taking to ensure that the country did not continue to lose lives on the road due to stray animals.

"One thing we are doing is that we are appealing to those who want to join us in the rehabilitation of the roads to include fencing," he said.

"We will also have highway patrols and Cabinet has approved that, where they patrol our highways as what happens in other countries like South Africa and Botswana.

"If they find stray cattle, they impound and sell. We have come up with measures which we will share with you on their implementation."

Dr Mpofu said he would soon appoint new boards of vibrant people to run parastatals falling under his portfolio.

This was after Manicaland Senator Cde Monica Mutsvangwa (Zanu-PF) asked about gender balancing in the reconstitution of boards.
Responding to another question, Women Affairs, Gender and Community Development Minister Oppah Muchinguri said there was a need to vigorously deal with sexual abuse in churches.

She was responding to a question from Mashonaland Central Senator Cde Alice Chimbudzi (Zanu-PF) on an increase in reports of such abuses in churches.

"It is my desire to see a more effective regulatory framework in place to monitor churches," Minister Muchinguri said.

Information, Media and Broadcasting Services Deputy Minister Supa Mandiwanzira said digitalisation of broadcasting, which should be achieved  globally by June 2015, would  ensure that all areas of  Zimbabwe receive quality transmission.

He said Government was working hard to secure $30 million for digitalisation.

Mashonaland Central province Senator Damien Mumvuri had asked what Government was doing to ensure all areas received radio and television signals.

- Chronicle

Tags: cattle,
 0

You May Like These Videos

Comments

There are no comments.

Latest stories

Zanu-PF, MDC-T refuses to commit to gender equality

by Staff reporter | 22 April 2018 | 104 Views

Mukanya, Tuku collabo on cards

by Staff reporter | 22 April 2018 | 103 Views

LIVE: Highlanders vs Shabanie

by Staff reporter | 22 April 2018 | 104 Views

LIVE: Caps United versus Dynamos

by Staff reporter | 22 April 2018 | 123 Views

Fired nurses reapply

by Staff reporter | 22 April 2018 | 115 Views

Mr Chamisa, What Do You Stand For?

by Charles, Harare (student) | 22 April 2018 | 79 Views

Our government will prioritise rural development - Chamisa

by Fanuel Chinowaita | 22 April 2018 | 156 Views

Chipinge youths endorse Chamisa

by Fanuel Chinowaita | 22 April 2018 | 143 Views

Economy over politics, says Mnangagwa

by Staff Reporter | 22 April 2018 | 114 Views

'Thokozani Khupe, why bed an unrepentant tribalist?'

by Angela Takawira | 22 April 2018 | 167 Views

Man (30) kills drinking mate over puppy

by Simbarashe Sithole | 22 April 2018 | 96 Views

2018 polls: It's game on

by Staff rpeorter | 22 April 2018 | 75 Views

MDC-T hand behind nurses strike

by Staff rpeorter | 22 April 2018 | 84 Views

Mukanya has no intentions of dying in a foreign land

by staff rpeorter | 22 April 2018 | 74 Views

'Nedbank can help Zim economy'

by Staff reporter | 22 April 2018 | 79 Views

Diamond giant wants Zimbabwe gems

by Staff reporter | 22 April 2018 | 71 Views

Zimbabwe angling for $213bn diamond sub-sector

by Staff reporter | 22 April 2018 | 73 Views

Big welcome for Mukanya

by Staff rpeorter | 22 April 2018 | 73 Views

Mnangagwa doing things differently

by Staff reporter | 22 April 2018 | 86 Views

Sibusiso Moyo rallies nation, Diaspora

by Staff reporter | 22 April 2018 | 65 Views

Big Charlie needs your help

by Staff reporter | 22 April 2018 | 70 Views

Makamba plotting a smear campaign against Supa Mandiwanzira?

by Staff reporter | 22 April 2018 | 83 Views

470 000 houses to be constructed

by Staff reporter | 22 April 2018 | 64 Views

Zanu-PF, MDC-T receive $9m

by Staff reporter | 22 April 2018 | 92 Views

Dismissed nurses panic, end strike

by Staff reporter | 22 April 2018 | 43 Views

Bosso stalk elusive Shabanie

by Staff reporter | 22 April 2018 | 72 Views

SA firm applies for $200m Nkayi Road construction

by Staff reporter | 22 April 2018 | 32 Views

Bulawayo Chiefs shock FC Platinum

by Staff reporter | 22 April 2018 | 69 Views

Mnangagwa meets Russians

by Staff reporter | 22 April 2018 | 38 Views

Ex-bodyguard bares all on Nikita Mangena

by Staff rpeorter | 22 April 2018 | 115 Views

ZITF kicks off

by Staff reporter | 22 April 2018 | 36 Views

MDC-T congress endorses Dr Khupe

by Staff reporter | 22 April 2018 | 48 Views

Why Tuku may be more loved than Mapfumo

by Staff rpeorter | 22 April 2018 | 71 Views

WATCH: Triangle late comeback stuns Bulawayo City

by Staff rpeorter | 22 April 2018 | 70 Views

Omega Sibanda, Chiyangwa in Zanu-PF primaries

by Staff reporter | 22 April 2018 | 43 Views

Hlalani Kuhle project to be completed in 16 years

by Staff reporter | 22 April 2018 | 39 Views