Farirai Machivenyika Senior Reporter
Parliament has denied shopping for gas for parliamentarians at greater than the Authorities-prescribed charges, saying an change word circulating on social media platforms implying that the establishment purchased the commodity at the next value was for a non-public transaction involving a person MP.
The gas change word being circulated implies that Parliament was shopping for gas at $10,50 per litre, which is means above set limits.
In a press release yesterday, Parliament mentioned their investigations had proven that the actual transaction concerned an unnamed MP who needed to change expired gas coupons.
“The gas coupon change word in query concerned a transaction between a person Member of Parliament who was changing expired coupons at Redan Pvt (Ltd) and never the establishment of Parliament,” reads a part of the assertion.
“The one motive the change word displays the title of the establishment is primarily as a result of the coupons are bought by Parliament as an establishment for all Members of Parliament and subsequently issued to particular person members.
“The serial numbers of the coupons in Redan’s system thus mirror Parliament of Zimbabwe because the procuring entity and never the person member. That however, Parliament of Zimbabwe engaged Redan over the matter and was suggested that the change word was generated and issued to the Member of Parliament for the only real motive of enabling him to gather the brand new coupons.
“The member in query was by no means charged for the transaction. In different phrases, the coupon change word is an inside Redan doc whose esoteric figures are understood by Redan employees, however don’t mirror the prevailing coupon costs and may thus not be used as a pricing reference level.”
Parliament mentioned it was unlucky that the MP in query determined to flow into the doc on social media platforms with out verifying with Redan or Parliament what the figures meant.